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Published: Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 4:31 PM
By: Michael D. Pitman - Staff Writer
— The historic Butler County Courthouse has survived many severe storms, flooding and other natural disasters. The most serious was a blaze that killed three firefighters.
On March 14, 1912, Butler County’s historic courthouse at 101 High St. in Hamilton burned, and lost its original clock tower — a four-tiered, onion-shaped cupola.
That area history was brought to mind on Monday as the world watched the devastating fire at the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral in Paris.
The courthouse took several years to build, from 1885 to 1889, and its elements were examples of Second Empire architecture.