History, Winnebago County Courthouse

1938 Otis Elevator Equipment

The Winnebago County Courthouse elevator equipment has been in service since 1938, and sooner or later it will be replaced. Although it seems antiquated to us, back when the building opened it was considered top-of-the-line equipment. Three elevator shafts were built--two for public elevators and one for a jail elevator. A public elevator car and… Continue reading 1938 Otis Elevator Equipment

Courthouse, History

More Courthouse Lights

It was last May that the old, bronze light went back up in the lobby area on the second floor of the Winnebago County Courthouse. It had been nearly two years since we re-acquired the old chandelier that was removed sometime in the 1970s. I spent several days working on that light to get it… Continue reading More Courthouse Lights

Courthouse, History

Courthouse Photo Album

If you have read some of my other blog posts, you can tell by now that I have a passion for the Winnebago County Courthouse. I work for the county maintenance department and it's one of the buildings that I regularly work in. My supervisor, a super-awesome guy that cares about historical preservation as much… Continue reading Courthouse Photo Album