The building was in fact once Putnam’s Courthouse. Built in 1889, the “Courthouse Block” held court upstairs amongst professional offices, including Superintendent of Schools James W. Frost – proprietor James Frost’s grandfather. The downstairs space housed many different stores throughout the years: Neo-Progress Confectionary; a soda fountain shoppe; First National Grocery; Edward’s Finest; and Smith and Walker Paint Store.
James Frost along with his wife Sheila have owned and operated The Courthouse Bar and Grille since its doors opened in the Spring of 1998. With a family-friendly, casual atmosphere The Courthouse welcomes guests’ with a menu full of criminal plates and guilty libations. And the staff of the Courthouse - affectionately known as the CBG Crew - welcomes every guest with friendly, attentive service.
Whether you are visiting Putnam for a day of antiquing, to take in a highly acclaimed performance at the historic Bradley Playhouse or to attend one of the many concerts or other events held at nearby Rotary Park, your visit won't be complete without a visit to The Courthouse.