Columbiana County

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Columbiana

Columbiana County is named for Christopher Columbus, who discovered the Americas in 1492.

 

Created:  March 1, 1803

County Seat:

Lisbon  1803 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lisbon 

 

Location:  106 South Market Street / West Lincoln Highway

Built:  1870 – 1871

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Henry E Myer of Cleveland

Contractor:  William C Megown and Simon Harrold

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story sandstone structure. The east front has a projecting clock tower with arched entrance on the first story, balcony and large arched window on the second story and green dome with clock and statue of Justice at the top. The windows are narrow and arched. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1934 under the Works Project Administration. The architect was Charles F Owsley & Associates of Youngstown and labor provided by the Civil Works Administration and the county.

 

Note:  On May 20, 1870, the Commissioners authorized William C Megown and Simon Harrold to furnish materials and perform labor for the sum of $98,717.

 

See:   The architect, Henry E Myer, also designed courthouses in Athens CountyErie CountyLicking County and Muskigum County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mahoning County

E – Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and Beaver County, Pennsylvania

S –  Hancock County, West Virginia, Jefferson County and Carroll County

W – Carroll County and Stark County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2011