Wayne County Building
Structure in General
- The exterior is profusely ornamented with sculpture; the interior is finished in a variety of woods, marbles, tiles, and mosaics.
- The height of the courthouse's tower is 247 feet.
- The Wayne County Building is English Baroque in style, featuring a tall, four-tiered, hipped-roof central tower balanced by end pavilions.
- A renovation was carried out in 1986 by Quinn Evans Architects and Smith, Hinchman and Grylls Associates.
- The tower was originally 227' - 8 1/2" tall. The copper dome and spire were redone in the 1960s bringing its height to what it is today.
- It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
- Built with buff Berea Sandstone, the facade features a rusticated basement story and a balustrade between the third and fourth stories. At the main entrance, a broad flight of stairs leads up to a two-story Corinthian column portico.
- Despite most Wayne County government offices having vacated this building for the modern Coleman A. Young Municipal Center a block west, the office of the executive of Wayne County is still located here.
- The courthouse is faced in granite and sandstone with copper accents.
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Features & Amenities
- National landmark