501 Main St Shelbyville, Kentucky USA

Shelby County Courthouse

Construction date: documented 1912

Current name:

Shelby County Courthouse


Temple front, Greek Revival


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : 1978 Commercial District
Designated at Local level : Shelbyville Historic District

Area(s) of Significance:

Community Planning and Development

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Individually eligible
Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story, multiple-bay courthouse in the Greek Revival style built in 1912. The building is square in plan. The structural system is masonry. The foundation is undetermined. Exterior walls are original stone. The building has a cross gable roof clad in replacement asphalt shingles with elaborated cornice and modillions and finials. Windows are modern, 1/1 double-hung sashes. There is a two-story, three-bay veranda with classical stone posts.

Description generated by RuskinARC.