The Wood County Courthouse, the Wetzel County Courthouse and the Kanawha County Courthouse look strikingly similar. Each are tan stone block buildings with deep red roofs built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style popular in the 1890's and 1910's when they were designed and constructed. That's just one thing you'll learn when browsing through the pictures of a new book about West Virginia's courthouses. "West Virginia's Living Monuments: The Courthouses" is a product of the West Virginia Association of Counties and was just published this year.
"West Virginia's Living Monuments: The Courthouses" was written by Debra and Richard Warmuth and is published by Black Tie Press of Cincinnati, Ohio.