Bartholomew County Courthouse

Bartholomew County Courthouse Bartholomew County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located at Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana. It was designed by noted Indiana architect Isaac Hodgson, built in 1871-1874 at the cost of $250,000, and dedicated in 1874.

Construction was by McCormack and Sweeny. The building was hailed as "the finest in the West" upon its completion.It is a three-story, Second Empire-style red-brick building trimmed in limestone. It features a mansard roof, corner pavilions, Corinthian-order portico, and a six-level clock tower. The clock tower is 154 feet tall. A six-inch thick, 10-ten clock bell was installed in 1875. The clock's weighted mechanism were replaced with an electric motor in 1940 and a 900-pound weight fell.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 1979. It is located in the Columbus Historic District.

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234 Washington St
Columbus, IN


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