Putnam Courthouse, Putnam, CT

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The Putnam Courthouse, holding various court and law functions, has a classical design of the late 1940s and early 1950s, although it was actually constructed in 1966-67.  In small towns and rural areas such as where Putnam is located, it is not surprising to see earlier styles still employed. The architect was Willard Wilkins, based out of Hartford.

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The design focuses on symmetry to give a more imposing quality. The facade is unified by limestone boxes around both the first and second floor windows with a central panel of black granite between them.

IMG_8945The entrance is modest with a small flat metal canopy and subtle grill work above the door. the roof is also flat with no cornice. Two prominent flagpoles extend above the building.

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