Bowling Green, Pike County

Constructed in 1917, the Pike County courthouse sits in the middle of the square in downtown Bowling Green. There is a veterans’ memorial on the southwest corner of the building.

It’s in a reserved Beaux-Arts style, typical of the time.

Apparently Champ Clark, Speaker of the House served from this part of the state. You can read about him here.

The town square is well preserved, with some a couple of mid-century slipcovers concealing the façade of a building or two.

As is common, the Italianate style dominates in the buildings around the square.

There are still some restaurants left, as well.

But the Mexican restaurant has moved out to the commercial strip on the edge of town, no doubt following other businesses the same direction as residential development.

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