Oldham County

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Oldham County is named for William Oldham, who was a colonel in the American Revolution and who lived from 1753 to 1791.

 

Created:  December 15, 1823

County Seat: 

La Grange  1823 – 1828

Westport     1828 – 1838

La Grange   1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – La Grange 

 

Location:  100 West Main Street / North 1st Avenue

Built:  1874 – 1875

Style:  Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Monroe Q Wilson of Louisville

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a rectangular configuration and is located on spacious landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square. The south front has a small portico supported by two white colored columns and with a balcony above. The windows are arched and on the second story, there are white colored headers above the windows. A white colored cornice is along the roof line. In the center of the hipped roof is a white colored octagonal cupola with white colored dome which has a crown on the top. The courtroom is located on the second story. In 1890 a stone jail was added on the west and in 1920 an office wing was added on the east side. A large addition has been added to the north side in 1992. The architect was Scott/Klausing & Company. Inc. and the contractor was Mathys Builders, Inc. On the west side is the County Jail constructed in 1989. The architect was AJR/Voinovich and the contractor was R & W Construction Company, Inc.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a wood structure built in 1828 as the county seat was moved to Westport. The building burned in 1873 and the present courthouse was built at a cost of $15,780.

 

County Fiscal Court – La Grange 

 

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Location:  100 West Jefferson Street / North 1st Avenue

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story light red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located north of the courthouse. The south front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance is framed with white colored wood. The roof is hipped. An addition was constructed on the north side in 2001 to 2003. The architect was Nolan & Nolan and the contractor was Morel Construction Company, Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clark County, Indiana and Trimble County

E – Henry County

S – Shelby County and Jefferson County

W – Clark County, Indiana

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Jail

 

 

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Fiscal Court Building

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018