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Columbia County Courthouse

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1848, Napoleon LeBrun; 1868; 1891, Amos S. Wagner. 35 W. Main St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)

Hiding behind the Romanesque Revival courthouse by Williamsport architect Wagner is the churchlike two-story volume of LeBrun's original courthouse that was constructed when Bloomsburg became the county seat. Government growth caused a post–Civil War addition at the rear, and in 1891 the Richardsonian front block was built that dominates the street with its soaring clock tower. It is a sturdy brick pile, enlivened with Hummelstown brownstone trim and rich foliate carving entwining the date on the gable. On the second floor is preserved the courtroom of Napoleon LeBrun's original courthouse.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Columbia County Courthouse", [Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 498-499.

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