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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: Courthouse

Standing proudly on the main square downtown, the courthouse is the most well-known building to Wooster residents and visitors.

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Open to the public for legal reference, the courthouse contains a Law Library on the third floor. Originally set to be in the basement, problems with humidity and document preservation led to its current home. I was designed with a meeting of time in…

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The original workings of the clock have been maintained since their installation in 1879, placed in glass containers to aid in their preservation. The workings have been maintained by 7 “keepers.” The later roster of keepers consisted of 3…

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These stairs lead to the highest point in the courthouse- the clock tower. The age and narrowness of the way to the top prevent it from being fully open to the public. The view from the top is simply stunning.

Mark K. Wiest is the primary judge who presides over this room. Restored to maintain the traditional style of courtroom, Judge Wiest tries general civil and criminal cases.

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This is a more modern example of a courtroom in the Courthouse. Over the past decade or so, the push for technological innovation in the legal system has led to the remodeling and technological equipping of rooms like this one. To save on time and…

The current downtown Wooster courthouse serves as a reminder of one of the conditions for Wooster’s position as county seat, which was to construct a courthouse.

General Anthony Wayne had an extensive military career and was involved in the Treaty of Greenville. He has had many towns, villages, bridges, and counties named after him.

William Henry was a prominent figure in Wooster’s early history as he was both an initial surveyor and served as a judge for the Court of Common Pleas.
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