Logan County

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Logan

Logan County is named for John Logan, who was a pioneer physician and the father of General John A Logan.

 

Created:  February 15, 1839

County Seat:

Postville            1839 – 1847

Mount Pulaski   1847 – 1853

Lincoln              1853 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lincoln

 

Location:  601 Broadway Street / South Kickapoo Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J M Deal

Contractor:  V Jobst & Sons

 

Description: The building faces east and is a three story gray limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. Each side has a large portico with arched entrance on the first story and four columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story, with a pediment above. On the center of the roof is a large round white colored dome with clocks and a small round cupola at the top.

 

Old County Courthouse – Mount Pulaski

 

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Location:  113 South Washington Street / East Cooke Street

Built:  1847 – 1848

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Local craftsmen

Contractor:  Local craftsmen

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick  structure.  The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The courtroom is on the second story.The building was used as a courthouse until 1857. The building was restored from 1936 to 1939. The building is now the Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historical Site.

 

Note:  In 1847, local craftsmen donated labor and local merchants donated material to construct the courthouse. The sum of $2700 was donated plus $300 paid by the County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Tazewell County and McLean County

E – DeWitt County and Macon County

S – Macon County and Sangamon County

W – Menard County and  Mason County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2008