Jefferson County Courthouse

Gideon Shryock
begun c. 1837; completed 1860 by Albert Fink

Prior to designing this Greek Revival public building, the Kentucky-born architect had used this style on the state capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky. An expensive building, it was known as "Guthrie's Folly," because James Guthrie, the prime supporter, hoped that the state capitol would be moved from Frankfort to Louisville.
Statues of Louis XVI and Jefferson are outside the building.

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