Old Livingston County Courthouse
By Nyttend - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25654568
The courthouse’s form resembles other institutional buildings, looking more like a church or school than the seat of county governmental power. The building is 3-bays wide, 5-bays deep, and covered by a front-gable roof of modest pitch. An octagonal louvered cupola tops the roof. The front façade steps in slightly from the rest of the building, making it somewhat narrower than the remainder of the side. The building’s articulation of detail is more modest than pretentious.
Two windows flank the primary opening, each a 6-over-6 double-hung sash topped by a segmental arch (the Italianate touch), finished with a stone keystone. On the second floor of the main façade, full arched windows (the Romanesque influence), also with 6-over-6 double-hung sash, align above the first floor openings. Both floor’s windows have projecting curved brick lintels. Between the second floor front windows is an old doorway opening that reads now as if it is a round-topped window, which has a very shallow balcony. Original glass is present in one ornamental window on the front façade, but the large windows on two sides of the structure have replacement glass. Decorative accents that once appeared at the roof have been removed."