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Indiana’s Courthouse Squares
May 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This presentation showscases all 92 county courthouses and their adjoining squares in the state of Indiana. County courthouses serve as iconic fixtures for a community’s identity that: symbolically asserts the rule of law at the center of American society; exhibits a unique architecture that captures the era in which the structure was built; serves as the iconic edifice for many of the county seats; and provide centralized places for economic and social activities. In recent decades, several communities across the United States have either ‘commons’ or public squares. However, the courthouse as the central feature in a public square is regular feature in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas.