History & Heritage

Pike County Courthouse

Property Details

1874 (Second Empire) A blend of Second Empire and free, classical elements, this building was designed by architect George Barton and built by Abram D. Brown. The mansard roof with cornice brackets and round, arched windows always identify this style. The façade has deep surface changes as the center and side pavilions project and recede. The roofline is rich with Palladian dormers, a classical pediment and domed cupola with paired pilasters. Missing is the roof cresting and cartouches. Classical details on our civic buildings relate us to ancient democratic civilizations. It is listed individually on the National Register.

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