Work Record Linked to Geography Authority [Figure 27]

Work Record

Class [controlled] architecture • American art
*Work Type [link] courthouse
*Title Columbus Courthouse | Title Type: preferred
*Creator display Isaac Hodgson (American, born 1826 in Ireland)
*Role [link]: architect | [link]: Hodgson, Isaac
*Creation Date ground broken in 1871, completed in 1874
[controlled]: Earliest: 1871; Latest: 1874
*Subject [links to authorities] architecture • courthouse • government
Style [link] Second Empire
*Current Location [link] Columbus (Indiana, United States)
*Measurements 2 story
[controlled]: Extent: stories; Value: 2; Type: count
*Materials and Techniques limestone foundation, limestone and facing brick, iron roof truss
Material [link]: limestone • face brick | Technique [link]: iron trusses
Description Replaced an earlier courthouse located in the middle of Central Square. This new structure was noted for being heated with steam, lighted with gas chandeliers, and being fireproof: fireproofing included the original slate roof (now copper) and a method of using dirt and sand to fill the joist space between floor and ceiling.
Description Sources [link] National Register of Historic Places online (accessed February 4, 2005).
Columbus Indiana: A Look At Architecture (1980); Page: 18.

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Geographic Place Authority Record

*Names Columbus (preferred)
Tiptonia (historical)
*Hierarchical position [link] North and Central America (continent)
........ United States (nation)
............ Indiana (state)
................ Bartholomew (county)
.................... Columbus (inhabited place)
*Place Type [controlled] inhabited place
Coordinates [controlled] Lat: 39 12 00 N degrees minutes
Long: 085 55 00 W degrees minutes
(Lat: 39.2000 decimal degrees)
(Long: -85.9167 decimal degrees)
Note Located on East Fork of White River; is a diversified industrial
community surrounded by fertile prairie land; noted for modern architecture designed by distinguished architects, including
I. M. Pei, the Saarinens, Harry Weese, and Robert Trent Jones.
*Source [link] Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (1988-).

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CREDIT: Columbus Courthouse, Columbus, Indiana
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