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Old Lehigh County Courthouse (Lehigh County Courthouse)
Before Lehigh County's courthouse opened in 1817 two blocks east of Center Square, court proceedings took place in a hotel and then in the jail once it was completed. The Federal-style building was modeled after the first Lycoming County Courthouse in Williamsport, but its appearance was completely masked by a Civil War–era renovation that doubled its size. The addition and renovation transformed the courthouse into an eclectic Victorian design by Williamsport's Culver, with a new entrance facade featuring a raking cornice, Palladian windows, balcony, and double doors. In 1880, a brick library wing was attached to the rear and a much larger, more ornate cupola added to the roof. In 1914, a rear wing, larger than the existing building, was added. Built to the design of local architect Anderson, it was in the confident, imposing style of the Renaissance Revival that meshed so effectively with
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