County seat – Seymour
Built – 1968
Style – modern
Architect – Pierce, Norris & Pace
Photos taken – 1/21/16
Why did the 50’s and 60’s have to be so architectually challenged? Maybe it’s just me, but they do not inspire. This one is not an exception. It could be a school, a nursing home, a motel – they all had about the same appeal. That being said – there are few highlights here – there are free-standing arches over each entrance. There is a patio in the center of the courthouse bringing in light to the otherwise dard interior and to the courtroom. The courtroom’s ceiling does a charming job of reflecting the exterior ceilings to the entrances. And finally, this is the only courthouse we’ve visited that had a neon ‘open’ sign in the window. True, it was telling us that the county library, located in the courthouse, was open. Still – it was unusual.
The town looked fairly prosperous, but was spread out, so didn’t take any ‘town square’ phots.