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These two stone griffins guard the courthouse entrance and two gargoyles are found on each side of the heavy stone tower. The tower reached 145 feet in height and it includes a four-faced clock and 4500 lb. bell. As I photographed these elements I thought about the craftsman that made them. The skill these men had, and I'm sure they were all immigrants, were all artists in their own right.

Griffins on


Larry Hensel

photographic artist and graphic designer

Larry Hensel, Hensel Graphics photographic artist and graphic designer • Xenia, OH

Xenia Courthouse Night Photo by Larry Hensel