Held May 15-16, 2014 at the Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus, OH
County courthouses are prominent public buildings in our county seats. They serve as the center for political and commercial life and are important anchors in the heart of our Ohio communities. Sixty-nine of Ohio’s county courthouses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and many of the other courthouses are just as significant. But each public building comes with challenges to meet public needs. What are the solutions and techniques making these buildings viable for another 100 years and how will they be funded?
CCAO, the Ohio History Connection (formerly the Ohio Historical Society), the Supreme Court of Ohio, Heritage Ohio, Columbus and Ohio Chapters of the American Institute of Architects, and others hosted a special Ohio County Courthouses Symposium on May 15-16, 2014 to celebrate the economic and symbolic value of our historic courthouses and to learn how to overcome the challenges of funding and maintaining Ohio's courthouses in the 21st century.
Ohio's county courthouses were built to serve as centers of the community and as signposts for the future of our state. Today, many are being revitalized in ways that update them for the 21st century while maintaining the history and architecture that makes them so irreplaceable. Visit Auglaize, Union and Van Wert counties and see how these communities are continuing the legacy of their courthouses. This video was produced by the Ohio History Connection.
Plenary Session 1
Plenary Session 3
Track 1 - Design Topics Associated with Courthouse Projects
Courthouse Planning and Needs Assessment: How much courthouse do we need?
Track 2 - Addressing Today's Technology Needs in Historic Courthouses
Internal Systems for Historic Buildings: How to integrate heating, air conditioning and technology successfully
Track 3 - Administering a Successful Courthouse Project
How to Master the Planning Process: What do we do first?
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