Lake County

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Lake County is named for Lake Erie as the county borders the lake.


Created:  March 6, 1840

County Seat:

Painesville  1840 – present


County Courthouse – Painesville


Location:  47 North Park Place / Liberty Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John Milton Dyer of Cleveland

Contractor:  George W Carmichael & Company


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and gray sandstone structure. The south front has a large portico supported by four large stone columns rising to a wide header with a high square stone clock tower above. At the top is a high green dome with wing spread eagle. The first story entrance has a stone pediment above the stone trimmed doorway. The wide cornice runs below the flat roof line.


Note: The architect John Milton Dyer of Cleveland and the contractor George W Carmichael and Company also designed and constructed the courthouse in Summit County.


Old County Courthouse – Painesville




Location:  7 Richmond Street / Mentor Avenue

Built:  1840 – 1841

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Jonathan Goldsmith

Contractor:  Harvey Woodworth


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building served as the courthouse until 1909 and is now the Painesville City Hall..


County Administration – Painesville




Location:  105 Main Street / North St. Clair Street

Built:  1966 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick structure. At the west side is a higher five story building which forms part of the H T Nolan Admninistration Center.



N – Lake Erie and Ontario, Canada

E – Ashtabula County

S – Geauga County and Cuyahoga County

W – Cuyahoga County















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Photos taken 2010