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Luzerne County Courthouse

North River & West North Streets
Wilkes-Barre PA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1909
Floor Count4
Building Uses
 - courthouse
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - dome
Architectural Style
 - beaux arts


Description
Facts
- The Luzerne County Courthouse was designed in a Neo-Renaissance Beaux-Arts style.
- Faced in limestone, it is cruciform in plan with Corinthian porticos on three sides. Surmounting the structure is a large dome surrounded by four minor ones.
- The interior is finished in marble, with mosaics and murals telling the story of local history. A marble staircase leads from the rotunda to the second floor.
- The subject of great controversy during its design and construction, the building was originally planned to be built in the Public Square.
- It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Architect: McCormick & French
Architect: Frederick J. Osterling

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