Cameron County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)

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Cameron County Courthouse
Cameron County Courthouse, Emporium, PA.jpg
Cameron County Courthouse in 1992
General information
Town or city 20 East 5th Street, Emporium, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Construction started 1890
Completed 1890
Cost $5,000 plus
Client Cameron County
Design and construction
Engineer Builder:

The Cameron County Courthouse is an historic courthouse building located at 20 East 5th Street in Emporium, Cameron County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1890 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture and its entire cost was paid by public subscription, $5,000 of which was given by the Philadelphia and Erie Land Company.[1] It is distinguished by its front clock tower topped by a statue of Lady Justice. It was photographed in 1992 by Calvin Beale for the United States Department of Agriculture. A current photograph shows a large addition extending out on the right side of the tower.[2] Due to its low filing fees for divorces and the high number of uncontested divorce filings, it has been called the "divorce capitol" of Pennsylvania.[3] Unlike many other courthouses of the same vintage which have been replaced or superseded by newer buildings, it is still in use today as a courthouse. [4] [5][6]

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Coordinates: 41°30′45″N 78°14′12″W / 41.5126°N 78.2368°W / 41.5126; -78.2368