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Pike County Courthouse

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1872–1874, George Barton. 412 Broad St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The present courthouse was constructed by a Paterson, New Jersey, architect, who shaped an unruly mishmash of Italianate cornices, Second Empire mansard roof, and French windows, crowned by a classical belfry. The new gesture was its Victorian brick and local bluestone polychromy—since hidden by white paint of the Colonial Revival style. The tall windows above the entrance mark the location of the main courtroom. The county administration building (1985) is the work of another provincial office, western Pennsylvania architect L. Robert Kimball.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Pike County Courthouse", [Milford, 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, 525-526.

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