Tour the Courthouse — additions
Tippecanoe County Courthouse
Tippecanoe County Courthouse

1887: A statue of the Marquis de Lafayette was added to the square. The sculptor was Lorado Taft. The statue is located on the northeast corner of the square, on top of the fountain.

1897: Two cannons were donated for the Courthouse lawn by the Grand Army of the Republic, to represent veterans of the Civil War. Displayed in the northwest corner is a Howitzer cannon, and in the southeast corner, a Parrot cannon.

1906: An elevator was installed at a cost of $4,000. The original elevator is still in operation. During the renovation a new hydraulic system was added. This elevator serves floors 1-4. A new elevator serves all five floors.

1906 Tippecanoe County Courthouse Elevator

The mural of the Battle of Tippecanoe is 48 feet long and was painted by Robert Grafton in 1915 for the old Fowler Hotel. In 1966 it was moved to the Courthouse and restored with the help of the Kiwanis Club.

1966: The steps were cut away to allow ground floor entrances for easier access. Before that, there were broad steps that went all the way across each entrance.

1973: The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Sites by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

1989: Antique-style street lamps and acorn-shaped luminaries were added to the courthouse square to resemble those that existed in 1925.

Tippecanoe County Courthouse Mural


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