May is Preservation Month. Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the event is co-sponsored by local preservation groups, State historical societies, business and civic organizations across the country. During the month of May many events are planned to promote historic places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. Thousands of people participate annually in Preservation Month celebrations.

Today’s #PreservationMonth feature is the Clinton County Courthouse! Did you know this is our THIRD Courthouse?

Why this place matters?  An example of Beaux-Arts Classicism. Dedicated in 1919 and designed by Weber and Associates in Cincinnati. It cost $370,000 to construct. Nearly 80 yrs after its construction, in 1998, renovations and repairs were conducted. Murals were restored, terrazzo floors polished, and light fixtures rewired. This cost $675,000. Still standing in the county seat of Wilmington, this building is a jewel in the local community.