Jackson County Courthouse (Illinois)

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Jackson County Courthouse
Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro from west.jpg
Jackson County Courthouse (Illinois) is located in Illinois
Jackson County Courthouse (Illinois)
Jackson County Courthouse (Illinois) is located in the US
Jackson County Courthouse (Illinois)
Location 1001 Walnut St., Murphysboro, Illinois
Coordinates 37°45′51″N 89°20′06″W / 37.76417°N 89.33500°W / 37.76417; -89.33500Coordinates: 37°45′51″N 89°20′06″W / 37.76417°N 89.33500°W / 37.76417; -89.33500
Built 1927
Architect Nelson Strong Spencer
Architectural style Classical Revival, Beaux-Arts
NRHP reference # 15000931[1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 2015

The Jackson County Courthouse, located at 1001 Walnut Street in Murphysboro, is the county courthouse serving Jackson County, Illinois. Built in 1927, the courthouse was the fourth built by the county and the third in Murphysboro. Architect Nelson Strong Spencer designed the courthouse in a mix of the Classical Revival and Beaux-Arts styles. The front entrance features a pediment and entablature supported by four columns, all designed according to the Doric order. A parapet and a terrace with balustrades along the sides, both among the building's prominent Beaux-Arts elements, line the roof. In addition to its government functions, the courthouse has hosted large community events and serves as the focal point of downtown Murphysboro.[2]

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 29, 2015.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/28/15 Through 12/30/15". National Park Service. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ Ensor, Rachel M. (May 29, 2015). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Jackson County Courthouse" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved January 30, 2016.