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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Elkhart County CourthouseElkhart County Courthouse


Location: W. Lincoln St./State Rd. 4 & Main St./HY 33/State Rd. 15, SE corner of courthouse, Goshen. (Elkhart County, Indiana)

Installed: 2001 Indiana Historical Bureau, Elkhart County Commissioners, Elkhart County Historical Society, Jimtown Historical Museum, and Goshen Historical Society

ID# : 20.2001.2


Side one:

Elkhart County was formed by the Indiana General Assembly 1830; the first county seat was located in Concord Township. County commissioners relocated the county seat to Goshen 1831. Jacob Studebaker, Goshen, designed first brick courthouse, completed 1833. Barrows and Garnsey, Chicago, designed second brick courthouse, completed 1870.

Side two:

Patton and Miller, Chicago, redesigned and enlarged Renaissance Revival style structure, completed 1909. Contractor, P. H. McCormick, Columbus, dismantled south end tower and dome, added north and south wings, and built new central dome and tower incorporating original 1870 clock. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1980.


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