Barnstable County Courthouse

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Barnstable County Courthouse
Barnstable County Court House.jpg
Barnstable County Courthouse is located in Massachusetts
Barnstable County Courthouse
Location Barnstable, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°42′5″N 70°18′17″W / 41.70139°N 70.30472°W / 41.70139; -70.30472Coordinates: 41°42′5″N 70°18′17″W / 41.70139°N 70.30472°W / 41.70139; -70.30472
Built 1831
Architect Taylor,Jacob & Abner; Parris,Alexander
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Local
Part of Old King's Highway Historic District (#87000314)
NRHP Reference #


Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 11, 1981
Designated CP March 12, 1987

The Barnstable County Courthouse is an historic courthouse on Main Street in Barnstable, Massachusetts. The two story Greek Revival building was built in 1831 to a design by noted architect Alexander Parris. It is built mostly out of Quincy granite, although its front portico and fluted Doric columns are made of wood fashioned to look like stone. The building has been expanded five times between 1879 and 1971, with each addition made in a style sensitive to its original styling, and its main courtroom features original Federal styling.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981,[1] and included in the Old King's Highway Historic District in 1987.[2] The Barnstable Superior Court is located in the building.


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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Barnstable County Courthouse". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 

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