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 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.