Bartholomew County

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Bartholomew

Bartholomew County is named for Joseph Bartholomew, who was a United States Senator and who was wounded at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

 

Created:  January 8, 1821

County Seat: 

Columbus  1821 – present

 

County Courthouse – Columbus  

 

Location:  234 Washington Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1870 – 1874

Style:  Second Empire French

Architect:  Isaac Hodgson of Indianapolis

Contractor:  McCormack & Sweeney of Columbus

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The east front has a porch with six arches on the first story with balcony on the second story. On the northeast corner is a four story square red colored brick tower with steep roof and platform at the top. Shorter and wider towers are on the Southeast and Northwest corners. White colored stone decorates the windows and the corners.

 

County Administration – Columbus  

 

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Location:  3rd Street / Franklin Street

Built:  1966 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story brown colored concrete structure. The first story has a recessed arcade The roof line is flat. The building was converted in 1978. The architect was James Associates and the contractor was Taylor Brothers.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Johnson County and Shelby County

E – Decatur County and Jennings County

S – Jennings County and Jackson County

W – Brown County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008