The 1876 Marion County Courthouse, designed by Irishman Isaac Hodgson, is probably one of the biggest losses, literally– and in terms of architectural and historical significance, of Indianapolis Preservation Denied.

1877 Marion County Courthouse

The building stood for 85 years, but in 1962, the needs of more space and modern coveniences were fulfilled by a new, modern, million square foot office tower known as the City-County Building.

Courthouse under demolition

Photo from the IHPC files showing the old courthouse under demolition–destroyed in 1963. Where this ornate Victorian jewel once stood is now a concrete and grass plaza.