Friday, April 26, 2024

Order In LaGrange!

A few days ago we took a ride to LaGrange, Indiana to have a burger at Fireside Craft Burgers & Brews.  The burger was delicious and the buns are baked at the Foltz Bakery, just down the street from the restaurant.  

After lunch, we walked across the street to the county courthouse to get a few photos.  A pretty building that stood out right in the center of town.  

According to Wikipedia: “The LaGrange County Courthouse located on Detroit Street in LaGrange, Indiana. It was designed by Thomas J. Tolan, & Son, Architects of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and built in 1878–1879. It is a two-story, rectangular red brick building with Second Empire and Georgian-style design elements. The front facade consists of a central clock tower flanked by square corner pavilions.”

From the website: “The building faces east and is a two-story red colored brick structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of LaGrange. The east front has a small portico supported by two columns. On each corner of the building are square towers with mansard roofs. On the center of the roof is a large square brick clock tower with a mansard roof and cupola at the top. The windows are narrow and arched. In the interior, the stairs connecting the main floors are cast iron, and many of them are curved. The stairs from the Clerk’s office to the courtroom is a complete spiral. The Circuit Courtroom occupies the entire east end of the second story. The woodwork throughout the building is of walnut alternating with ash and windows have interior folding shutters. All window and door hardware is of cast brass in attractive designs. The main and upper halls are floored with blocks of black and white colored marble in a diamond pattern. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County Superior Court of the 6th Judicial District. 
The first courthouse was a two-story frame structure erected in 1833. LaGrange was selected as the county seat in 1844 and the second courthouse was a frame structure erected in 1843. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1878 to 1879 at a cost of $71,675.”

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2016: Girl Catcher
2015: Oklahoma Tin
2014: She's There Already
2013: Still Waters Run Deep
2012: The Princess Of Fruits Welcomes You
2011: I Love This Lookout
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2008: Ed Fantasizes Out Loud
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