Monroe County

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Monroe

Monroe County is named for James Monroe, who was President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

 

Created:  January 14, 1818

County Seat: 

Bloomington  1818 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bloomington  

 

Location:  Courthouse Square / East 6th Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Wing & Mahurin of Fort Wayne

Contractor:  Calwell & Drake

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story and stone structure. Each side has a projecting portico with horizontal stone on the first story and four columns rising from the second to third story with a wide header at the top. A cornice runs along the roof line with balustrade on the top. In the center of the building is an octagonal dome with clock and rounded roof. On the top is the original fish-shaped weather vane from the 1826 courthouse.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by William Low and built by John Ketcham in 1826. In 1856, John F Rodges built an addition. A further addition was built in 1875.

 

County Justice Building – Bloomington  

 

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Location:  301 North College Avenue / West 7th Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and  is a four story concrete and glass structure. The east front has large arches on the first and second stories at the south end of the building with recessed entrance. The north end has glass panels. The windows on the third and fourth stories are small. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Charlotte T Zietlow Justice Building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Owen County and Morgan County

E – Brown County and Jackson County

S – Lawrence County

W – Greene County and Owen County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008