Wood County

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Wood County is named for Eleazer D Wood, who was the founder of Fort Meigs.

 

Created:  April 1, 1820

County Seat:

Perrysburg        1820 – 1893

Bowling Green  1893 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bowling Green 

 

Location:  1 Courthouse Square / Court Street

Built:  1893 – 1896

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Joseph Warren Yost of Cleveland & Frank L Packard of Columbus

Contractor:  T B Townsend of Zanesville

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story Amherst sandstone, Vermont granite and marble structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square with the County Office Building and old jail on the east side.The south front has a wide stone arch on the first story. A high square stone tower rises 195 feet with large clock and steep roof at the top. On either side of the tower are round stone towers with conical red roofs. Stone dormers are on either side of the round towers. The red roof is pitched.

 

Note: The architect, Joseph Warren Yost of Cleveland, designed courthouses in Belmont County, Guernsey County, Harrison County, Holmes County, Miami County, Perry County and Wyandot County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Perrysburg by Daniel Hubbell and Guy Nearing in 1823 to 1824 at a cost of $895. The second courthouse in Perrysburg was constructed in 1837 by Loomis Brigham and Jairus Curtis at a cost of $20,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $153,803 and the total cost was $275,000. The old jail was constructed by Fronzier & Andrews of Fremont in 1902.

 

County Office Building – Bowling Green 

 

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Location:  1 Courthouse Square / Court Street

Built:  1974 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Munger, Munger and Associates

Contractor:  SUA Incorporated

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a six story concrete and glass structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on the landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square with the courthouse on the east side and the old jail on the north side. The windows are horizontal and the roof line is flat. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lucas County 

E – Ottawa County, Sandusky County and Seneca County

S – Hancock County

W – Henry County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018