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2006 Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award Recipients

Montgomery County Commissioners, Montgomery County Historical Society,
Jeff Wray Architects, and Schooley Caldwell Associates

Daytonís Old Montgomery County Courthouse is a masterpiece of Greek Revival architecture. A unique collaboration between Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Historical Society -- which has since merged with Carrillon Park to become known as Dayton History -- has restored the 19th century courthouse while creating a functional meeting and special event center. Montgomery County committed to restoring the building to an acceptable level for any public building, and the Historical Society mounted a campaign to raise the additional money needed to restore the interiors and furnish the first floor. The project was planned by Jeff Wray Architects of Dayton and Schooley Caldwell Associates of Columbus. Stone details that had been covered and painted were stripped and repaired, the atrium was restored, the original interior paint scheme was carefully uncovered and recreated, oval skylights were rebuilt and reglazed, period light fixtures were installed, and original gas lanterns flanking the entrance were restored and repiped. Today, the Old Montgomery County Courthouse is once again at the center of public life in Dayton.

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For a list of past Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award recipients click here.

The Ohio Historic Preservation Office is Ohio's official historic preservation agency. A part of the Ohio Historical Society, it identifies historic places in Ohio, nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places, reviews federally-assisted projects for effects on Ohio's historic, architectural, and archaeological resources, consults on the conservation of older buildings and sites, and offers educational programs and publications.

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