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Summit County Courthouse and Annex
Summit County Courthouse, Akron, OH, USA.jpg
Summit County Courthouse (Ohio) is located in Ohio
Summit County Courthouse (Ohio)
Location in Ohio
Summit County Courthouse (Ohio) is located in the United States
Summit County Courthouse (Ohio)
Location in the United States
Location 209 S. High St., Akron, Ohio
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1908 (1908)
Architect J. Milton Dyer
Architectural style Second Renaissance Revival
NRHP reference No. 74001625
Added to NRHP October 15, 1974

Summit County Courthouse, (1905-1908) located at 209 South High Street, Akron, Ohio was designed in the Second Renaissance Style by Cleveland architect J. Milton Dyer. The seated figures of Justice and Law were created by Cleveland sculptor Herman Matzen. Two powerful lions guard the South High Street side of the building.

Law by Matzen, Summit CCH 1909
Justice by Matzen, Summit CCH, Akron OH USA, 1909

Dyer, a well known Cleveland, Ohio architect also worked with Cleveland sculptor Matzen again on the Lake County Courthouse, located in Painesville, Ohio, 1909.

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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