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Indiana County Courthouse

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1970, Lawrie and Green; George Shea, project architect. 825 Philadelphia St.

The architects' efforts here yielded what architectural historian James D. Van Trump labeled “neo-neo-Georgian,” according to his papers at the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. The rectangular brick building has lost the fine proportions of earlier Georgian two- to three-story buildings, and rises to four stories without considering their impact on the aesthetics. Only a simple Greek Revival porch and brick quoins break up the boxlike appearance of the courthouse. A 1983 statue of Indiana-born actor Jimmy Stewart, by sculptor Malcolm Alexander, stands in front of the courthouse. Stewart, who graduated with a degree in architecture from Princeton in 1932, has a museum dedicated to his memory on the third floor of the Indiana Free Library Building (1913, E. M. Lockard; 845 Philadelphia Street).

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Indiana County Courthouse", [Indiana, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 202-202.

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