This photo was taken in September 2009 of the old Vanderburgh County Courthouse in downtown Evansville, IN. The Old Courthouse occupies an entire city block, bounded by Court, Fourth, Vine and Fifth Streets, with each side being encrusted with magnificent sculpture and stone carvings in Indiana limestone. Construction on the courthouse started in the spring of 1888 and was completed in November 1890. The bell tower, as unique as the statues and carvings on the exterior of the building, rises above the Old Courthouse to a height of 216 feet. The Old Courthouse is still being used today but not as a courthouse.