Fountain County Courthouse – Covington IN

Description

“This building, in addition to housing the county court and its officers, provides space for the county clerk, treasurer, welfare department, county nurses, agricultural department, school departments, record storage, and for certain bodies of the Federal Government.

It is a fireproof structure throughout and the exterior walls are limestone from nearby quarries. A limited amount of decorative stone carving is used on the outside, and the foyers and corridors of the first and second floors are decorated with mural paintings.

The building was completed in July 1936. It has a volume of about 500,000 cubic feet. The construction cost was $228,822 and the project cost $241,545.”

P.W.A. Docket No. IN 1036-R

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on December 9, 2011.

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Location Info

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301 4th Street
Covington, IN 47932

Coordinates: 40.137097, -87.397037

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