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Will County Courthouse - Joliet

This postcard photograph shows the third Will County Courthouse from the corner of Jefferson and Chicago Streets looking southwest.

History:

This postcard photograph shows the third Will County Courthouse from the corner of Jefferson and Chicago Streets looking southwest. Built between 1884-87, the third Will County Courthouse was constructed from Joliet limestone and stood on the public square on west Jefferson Street until its demolition in 1969. The distinctive high clock tower, colonnaded front portico, and cone shaped corner structures represent the Federal architectural style.  John C. Cochrane, the architect of the building, also designed several other Illinois courthouses, including the Illinois State Capital in Springfield. 

Source Credit:

This photographic postcard is part of the Local History Project digitization project at Minooka Community High School.

We Need Your Help:

David Belden is a history teacher at Minooka Community High School and is currently publishing local postcard books with Arcadia Publishing in his Local History classes, including Grundy County, Joliet, Will County, Princeton and I&M Canal.  He and his students are currently looking for I&M photos and postcards and Joliet photographs. If you are interested in contributing a postcard image, please email him at: dbelden@mchs.net or localhistory@mchs.net call 815-467-2140 x260. To view more postcards and images, visit www.localhistoryproject.org or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/localhistory

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