Hamilton County

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Hamilton County is named for Alexander Hamilton, who was the first Secretary of the Treasury.


Created:  January 2, 1790

County Seat:

Cincinnati  1790 – present


County Courthouse – Cincinnati


Location:  1000 Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1915 – 1919

Style:  Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Charles Howard Crane of Rankin, Kellogg & Crane

Contractor:  Charles McCaul Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a nine story stone structure. The building is constructed with New Hampshire granite and Bedford limestone. The building is elevated on a one story base set at grade level. Above the base are three levels grouped together by a colossal row of sixteen Corinthian columns. On the west front are three wide arched doorways which feature wrought bronzed screens. Flanking the doorways are arched windows of the same character. There is a center courtyard and the roof line is flat.


Note:  The total cost of the building and its furnishings was $3,022,000.


County Justice Center – Cincinnati




Location:  1000 Sycamore Street / Court Street

Built:  1983 – 1985

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Glasser and Myers, Inc., Chamlin/Haupt and Gruzen & Partners

Contractor:  Messer Construction Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a ten story concrete and glass angular structure. The entrance on the northwest side has glass panels. Above the first story, the windows are horizontal and narrow. The roof line is flat. The building faces onto a plaza with the Law Enforcement Center on the north side.


Ohio Court of Appeals – Cincinnati


See:  For the First Appellate District Court of Appeals see Ohio Court of Appeals – Cincinnati



N – Butler County and Warren County

E – Clermont County

S – Campbell County, Kentucky, Kenton County, Kentucky and Boone County, Kentucky

W – Dearborn County, Indiana





























Photos taken 2012