Greene County

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Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was an officer during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created: May 1, 1803

County Seat: 

Xenia  1803 – present

 

County Courthouse – Xenia 

 

Location:  45 North Detroit Street / East Main Street

Built:  1901 – 1902

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Samuel Hannaford and Sons

Contractor:  Hennson Brothers and Evans Company of Chicago, Illinois

 

Description:  The building faces south and  is a three story buff colored Bedford sandstone structure. The south front has at the southwest corner a high square stone clock tower with gargoyles, turrets and steep red roof. The west entrance has a large arch with smaller arches on each side and balcony above on the second story. The front rises to a peak with a sloped red roof. The base of the building is red Michigan sandstone from Marquette, Michigan. Guarding the Detroit Avenue entrance are two stone griffins ( lions ) made by George McDonnell of Chicago, Illinois. The hardware for the building was supplied by J C Conwell Hardware of Xenia. Thew interior has imported white Italian marble. The Mosiac floors are made of glass tiles. There are stained glass windows above the entrance to the courtroom created by the Art Glass Company of Springfield, Ohio.

 

Note: The architect, Samuel Hannaford and Sons, also designed courthouses in Monroe County and Washington County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County and Clark County

E – Madison County and Fayette County

S – Clinton County and Warren County

W – Montgomery County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011