Allen County

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Allen County is named for Ethan Allen , who was a soldier in the Green Mountain Boys who fought in the Indian Wars and the American Revolution.

 

Created:  March 1, 1820

County Seat:

Lima 1820 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lima

 

Location:  301 North Main Street / West North Street

Built:  1882 – 1884

Style:  Second Empire and Victorian

Architect:  George H Maetzel

Contractor:  George B F Cooper

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story brown sandstone structure. The east front has a large central arch with stairs rising to the first story. Each corner of the building has a mansard roof. The south side has a portico rising to the second story. On the center of the roof is a square stone cupola rising to a clock and small dome at the top. The mansard roof is sloped. The courtrooms are located on the third story.  During construction, the superintendent was George B F Cooper.        

 

See:  The architect, George H Maetzel, also designed the courthouses in Madison County and Shelby County.

 

Note:  Courthouses were built in 1832 and 1842 with Orlando Boughton as architect.

 

County Justice Center – Lima  

 

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Location:  333 North Main Street / West Wayne Street

Built:  1990 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lorenc & Williams Incorporated and Phillips Swages Associates

Contractor:  Peterson Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a five story stone, concrete and glass structure. The main entrance is located at the northeast corner of the building. The roof line is flat. The building is connected to the courthouse on the south side.

 

Ohio Court of Appeals – Lima

 

See:  For the Third Appellate District Court of Appeals see Ohio Court of Appeals – Lima

 

Courthouses: 

N – Putnam County

E – Hancock County and Hardin County

S – Auglaize County

W – Van Wert County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2018