Iconic courthouse marks a milestone -- 125th birthday

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Since initially being built in September of 1895 the Hamilton County Courthouse, in all its splendor and prominence, has undergone a number of historical changes. All of these improvements and restorations have lent to a long life for the structure, which now proudly celebrates its 125th birthday.
“The people of Hamilton County will be glad to know that the county commissioners have decided to clean out all of the old trees and rubbish in and around the courthouse square, grade it up, seed it down, put in permanent crosswalks (sidewalks), plant a few nice trees and make the square a thing of beauty as well as unity,” reads an Aug. 3, 1895 edition of the Aurora Republican. Detailed historical review in this week's ANR.

 

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