March ’12 About Your Home Issue

Last Look: Architectural feature

The Wayne County Courthouse, located in Wooster, was constructed from 1877-1879 by Thomas Boyd’s design in the classic Second Empire style. A striking architectural feature found at the entrance are the Atlantes shown supporting a pediment. In Greek mythology, Atlas is said to have been punished in his revolt against Zeus by being made to support the heavens on his shoulders for eternity.