The centerpiece of Orange County is the two-story courthouse, located in Paoli. The picturesque Greek Revival building boasts tall columns, white brick, and eight chimneys. The treasured landmark has featured in numerous magazines, including Life.
Dedicated in 1850, the Orange County Courthouse was the second oldest continually operating courthouse in Indiana. The Courthouse was a perfect example of the Greek Rival architectural style.
Phase 1: In 2007, DLZ designed the addition of an elevator to the Orange County Courthouse that needed to provide improved vertical universal accessibility. The elevator provided accessibility to most spaces on the ground level, main level, and court level. DLZ provided architectural and engineering design services to provide the addition of an elevator in the center of the building, to each of the three floors. New architectural detailing replicated existing detailing, as it was important to maintain the architectural integrity of the historic Courthouse.
DLZ worked with the State Historic Preservation Office to ensure the historic architecture was preserved. The project also received partial funding from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant.
Phase2: In 2008, DLZ was hired once again to complete a second phase to the Orange County Courthouse. The renovation and restoration of the Orange County Courthouse included such items as a new copper roof, window replacement, remedial repairs to the exterior cast iron stair, stripping of exterior paint/repaint, restoration of an original metal tin ceiling, and new finishes throughout. DLZ paid careful attention to historical detail to ensure the historical integrity of this southern Indiana gem.