Interested in Ohio Courthouses?

Two recent articles about county courthouses in the Columbus Dispatch and USA Today reminded me that Ohio’s county courthouses have long been a popular subject for amateur and professional photographers. As the articles note, many courthouses are architecturally significant and historic buildings, but they can be difficult to preserve. Listed below are collections containing images of Ohio’s county courthouses at the Ohio Historical Society.

These slides and photographs of Ohio’s county courthouses are available to researchers in the Archives/Library reading room at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus.

Robert Deshon Collection
Call Number: AV 101
Click here for the finding aid.

Donald MacBain Slide Collection
Call Number: AV 195
Click here for the finding aid.

Richardson Family Slide Collection
Call Number: AV 197

Ralph Ramey Collection
Call Number: AV 224

Monroe County Courthouse in Woodsfield, Ohio was built in 1908, State Archives Series 1016 AV.


Sites and Scenes Around Ohio
Ohio Dept. of Transportation
Call Number: State Archives Series 1016 AV

Ohio Guide Collection
Call Number: State Archives Series 1039 AV
Click here for the finding aid.

To find more photographs of Ohio’s county courthouses in the OHS photographic archives search these online resources:

OhioPix online image database.
Recommended keyword search: County Courthouse

Ohio Memory digital library.
Recommended keyword search: County Courthouse
Format type: Photographs

Ohio Historical Society Online Collections Catalog
Recommended keyword search: County Courthouse Photographs

Lisa Wood, Curator for Visual Resources

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