Henry County

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Henry County is named for Patrick Henry, who was a Governor of Virgin.

 

Created:  April 1, 1820

County Seat:

Napoleon  1820 – present

 

County Courthouse – Napoleon 

 

Location:  1330 North Scott Street / Perry Street

Built:  1880 – 1881

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  David W Gibbs

Contractor:  Karst & Woodruff

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The west front and north sides have small porches on the first story with four thin columns and a balcony on the second story. The projecting center section rises to a pediment at the third story. On each corner are square towers with steep roofs. On the center of the roof is a large square white colored cupola with clock and Statue of Justice at the top. The building has a mansard roof. The courtroom is located on the south side of the second story. In 1954, the building was renovated. The architect was Hahn & Hayes of Toledo and the contractor was Robert E Kayser of Toledo. The entrance was altered in 1964. The architect was Hahn & Hayes of Toledo and the contractor was C F Gerken & Sons, Inc. The building was renovated in 1972. The architect was Hahn & Hayes of Toledo and the contractor was Mel Lanzer Construction, Inc. The building was restored in 1998. The architect was Gaede, Serne Architects Inc. and the contractor was Mosser Construction Inc. On the east side is the old red colored brick Sheriff’s Residence designed by David W Gibbs and built in 1883.

 

See:  The architect David W Gibbs designed courthouses in Fayette County, Marion County and Union County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Fulton County

E – Lucas County and Wood County

S – Putnam County

W – Defiance County and Williams County

 

 

 

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Sheriff Residence

Photos taken 2010, 2011 and 2018