Huron County

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Huron

Huron County is named for the Huron Native American tribe.

 

Created:  March 7, 1809

County Seat:

Norwalk  1809 – present

 

County Courthouse – Norwalk 

 

Location:  2 East Main Street / Benedict Avenue

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Queen Anne and Renaissance

Architect:  Vernon Redding

Contractor:  George Kratt

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story rusicated stone structure. The northwest front has a high square stone clock tower with cupola at the top, rising above the entrance. The second floor is made up of smooth masonry blocks with a balcony framed by masonry walls and framed inside with Doric columns. The corner windows are long rectangular panels framed with a decorative border and keystone. The windows by the portico are arched with decorative borders and keystones. The roof line is flat.  On the east side of the building is the old County Jail.

 

Note:  The courthouse was constructed in 1882 to 1883. The top floor of the building was destroyed by a fire in 1912. The old walls were used in the reconstruction of the present courthouse.

 

Note:  The bell was cast by the McShane Bell Foundry of Baltimore, Maryland. It was cast for the Seth Thomas Clock Company of Thomaston, Connecticut ( the maker of the clock ) in 1913.

 

Note:  The architect, Vernon Redding, also designed the courthouse in Ashland County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Erie County

E – Lorain County and Ashland County

S – Ashland County, Richland County and Crawford County 

W – Seneca County and Sandusky County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Jail

Photos taken 2010