- Allen County Courthouse (Indiana)
Infobox_nrhp | name = Allen County Courthouse
caption = Allen County Courthouse.
nearest_city= Fort Wayne
locmapin = Indiana
area = Urban
built = 1897-1902
Brentwood S. Tolan
July 31, 2003cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=-479586368&ResourceType=Building
title=Allen County Courthouse|accessdate=2008-07-23|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service]
added = 2003
governing_body = Allen County Comissioners
refnum=76000031 cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-02-20|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
The Allen County Courthouse in
Fort Wayne, Indianais one of 37 United States National Historic Landmarks in the state of Indiana.
Brentwood S. Tolan, construction began in 1897, the cornerstone was laid November 17, 1897. The building was dedicated September 23, 1902with a final cost of $817,553.59. On September 23, 2002, the building was re-dedicated on its centennialafter a seven-year restoration effort, which cost $8.6 million.
Beaux-Arts architecture-style includes such features as four 25 by convert|45|ft|m|sing=on murals by Charles Holloway, twenty-eight different kinds of scagiolacovering convert|15000|sqft|m2, bas-reliefs and art glass. Each of the five court rooms has its own color scheme.
Atop the building is a convert|255|ft|m|sing=on-high copper-clad domed rotunda, itself topped by a convert|14|ft|m|sing=on statue wind vane of
Lady Liberty. The larger than life statue has feet that would wear a woman's shoe sizeof 28.
The building materials include Bedford
blue stoneand Vermont granitewith Italian marbledetails. A tunnel was constructed to connect the Courthouse with the City-County Building located across the street. The Courthouse also houses a fallout shelter underground. The skylights originally built into the building were covered during World War IIand replaced with artificial light.
* [http://www.historiclandmarks.org/noted/restored/restored1003.html Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana]
* [http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/US/IN/FtWayneAllenCoCourthouse.html GlassSteelandStone.com]
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