Archibald M. Willard MuralsFayette County Court House Opened on May 1, 1885, this is the third Fayette County Court House building. Ohio artist Archibald Willard, who is best known for the patriotic painting, "The Spirit of '76," was commissioned by the firm Cooks Brothers to do painting and fresco work for the interior walls of the courthouse. Willard did not sign his work and the artist's identity remained a mystery for nearly 75 years until confirmation was made in August 1956. The artist's name was cleverly disguised in the delivery address of the letter in "The Spirit of the U.S. Mail" mural. The other primary murals, "Spirit of Electricity" and "Spirit of the Telegraph," adorn the third floor corridor.
|Placed By||Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Fayette County Travel and Tourism Bureau, and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 290329 N 4379117|
|Decimal Degrees||39.53613333, -83.43975000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 32.168', W 83° 26.385'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 32' 10.08" N, 83° 26' 23.1" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 106-110 US-22, Washington Court House OH 43160, US|
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