Wyandot County Courthouse & The Shawshank Redemption

Wyandot County Courthouse & The Shawshank Redemption (HM292D)

Location: Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 Wyandot County
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N 40° 49.641', W 83° 16.871'

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Wyandot County's third and current courthouse was
constructed from 1899-1900. Designed by the firm of
Yost & Packard, the architects of courthouses in Wood,
Harrison, and other counties, the building is a wonderful
example of Beaux-Arts Classicism. The third floor
courtroom was featured in the 1994 motion picture "The
Shawshank Redemption," based on a Stephen King novella.
Director-screenwriter Frank Darabont chose the courtroom for the
opening scenes of the movie, which features Academy Award-winning
actors Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Many courtroom "extras"
were Wyandot County residents. A time capsule inside Lady Justice,
atop the dome, contains a copy of the movie, commemorating
'Shawshank' enthusiasts who supported the statue's 2009 restoration.
A restoration of the building was completed in 2015. The courthouse
and adjacent jail were listed on the National Register of Historic
Places in 1973.
HM NumberHM292D
Year Placed2018
Placed ByFriends of the Shawshank Redemption and The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 307641 N 4522095
Decimal Degrees40.82735000, -83.28118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.641', W 83° 16.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 38.46" N, 83° 16' 52.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)419, 740, 567
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 S Sandusky Ave, Upper Sandusky OH 43351, US
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