Adams County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)
Adams County Courthouse
|Location||Baltimore and W. Middle Sts., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architect||Stephen Decatur Button
John R. Turner (builder)
|NRHP Reference #||74001728|
|Added to NRHP||October 1, 1974|
|Designated PHMC||September 01, 1954|
The Adams County Courthouse is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The building was built in 1858, first occupied in 1859, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1974.
The architect was Stephen Decatur Button of Philadelphia. John R. Turner of Carlisle constructed the building. The building is two stories high, three bays wide, six bays deep and constructed of red brick, which was originally painted gray. Rear wings were added in 1895. A large clock tower reaches about 70 feet above ground level. During the Battle of Gettysburg the building served as both a command post and as a hospital, for both Union and Confederate armies.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- Eugene Sickles and David Berman, 1974, NRHP Nomination Form for Adams County Courthouse Enter "public" for ID and "public" for password to access the site.
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