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Original brochure produced by Center City Development Corporation.

Brochure Committee:
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 · Greg Bottorff
 · Julie Dishman

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 · Doris Ashbrook, Reference Services

Wayne County Historical Museum:
 · Jim Harlan Director

This project was made possible by a grant from the Richmond Urban Enterprise Association.

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Historic Architecture Downtown Richmond:
A Walking Tour

Wayne County CourthouseWayne County Courthouse
401 East Main Street

Richardsonian Romanesque (1893)

Cincinnati Architect James McLaughlin was chosen to design the Wayne County Courthouse. It was constructed by local Architect, William Kaufman. This form of Romanesque Revival architecture was popularized by the Boston architect H.H. Richardson and so became known as Richardsonian Romanesque. Characteristic elements of the this style are rock-faced stone walls using a variety of patterns in the stonework, towers, deeply recessed windows, and large expanses of steep hipped roofs. The massive interior stair hall is illuminated from windows on the western façade.




Note: This is the web-based incarnation of a brochure originally published in 2010.  While the history is still very valuable, other information may no longer be accurate.  Information updated by WayNet will be listed in this maroon color.
**COPYRIGHT NOTICE** for Walking Tour Information: Published in March 2010
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this article is distributed under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for non-profit research and educational or criticism purposes only.

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