The Logan County Courthouse in Lincoln, Illinois is a historic building that has been a prominent feature of the city's skyline since its construction in the late 19th century. Built in the Romanesque Revival style, the courthouse features a distinctive clock tower that rises above the surrounding buildings. The interior of the building is just as impressive, with marble floors, intricate woodwork, and a grand central staircase.
The Logan County Courthouse was completed in 1891 and was designed by the architectural firm of Patton and Fisher. It was built to replace an earlier courthouse that had been constructed in 1839, but which had become too small to accommodate the growing population of the county. The new courthouse was built on a larger scale, and its impressive design reflected the prosperity and growth of Logan County at the time.
Over the years, the Logan County Courthouse has undergone several renovations and expansions, including the addition of a new wing in the 1970s. Despite these changes, the building has managed to retain its original character and charm. Today, the Logan County Courthouse continues to serve as an important center of government and civic life in Lincoln, Illinois. It is a designated historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The original metal covering the iconic dome, as well as the coating applied to protect it, has reached the end of its functional lifespan and needs to be replaced. Logan County has decided to remove and replace all failing metal, with special attention to the natural thermal movement of the dome.
The Durable Slate Company will replace the failing metal and create a new dome to be enjoyed by Logan County’s future generations.