Metamora Courthouse, Illinois

Yes, that’s a statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of the courthouse in Metamora. The Greek Revival courthouse is in the process of being restored.

The beautiful square in front of the courthouse is a perfect setting to view the Doric colonnade, whose columns are currently stripped and awaiting new paint.

The bell tower is a unique feature, as it is more English Rococo than Greek Revival.

I’m always fascinated by the interiors of these buildings, as they’re often much more simple than their exteriors. Was that planned, or did they run out of money for the interior?

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