Athens Governmental Buildings

E. State, E. Washington, Court, and W. Union Sts, Athens, Ohio


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The Athens Governmental Buildings are a complex of buildings in central Athens, Ohio, United States. Among these buildings are the Athens County Courthouse, the Athens City Hall, the former post office, now Haning Hall of Ohio University and the Silas Bingham House, also known as the old log courthouse

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 1979
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Victorian: Romanesque
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Courthouse; Post office; Single dwelling; City hall
Current functions
Library; Single dwelling; City hall; Courthouse
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1804; 1874; 1911
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2020: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description" and Corrected "GPS Coordinates" to center on the 4 buildings included in the listing.
  • August 18, 2017: New photo from Bill Eichelberger