Putnam County Courthouse

Putnam County CourthouseThe Putnam County Courthouse was designed by architect Frank L. Packard and built in 1913. Located at 245 East Main St. in the county seat of Ottawa, the building is still in use and today houses the Putnam County Court of Common Pleas and its probate and juvenile divisions.

The courthouse features Neoclassical style architecture and components of Second Renaissance Revival style architecture.  The courthouse is constructed of stone and features round arched windows on the first floor. The building is topped by a unique red tile roof. 

Putnam County is named after Israel Putnam, a soldier in the French and Indian War.  He later joined the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and was a prominent figure in the battle of Bunker Hill.  The courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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