Monday, September 10, 2012

Historic Ohio County Courthouses Threatened

We've all heard the debate between originalists and pragmatists when it comes to Constitutional legal theory---view Constitutional questions the way the Founding Fathers would have or view them with regard to current standards as a matter of social necessity.

A similar debate is going on throughout Ohio with regard to historic courthouses: preserve and maintain the original structures or jettison them in favor of more modern structures better equipped to address the needs of current staff and visitors?

Okay, so that's an over-simplified and perhaps not-quite-apt analogy, but the question is nonetheless interesting. For a study of which courthouses have been lost in the last 50 years and which are in need of preservation, click through the link below to Time is of the Essence for Ohio's County Courthouses.

Toledo Blade