Westmoreland County Courthouse

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Westmoreland County Courthouse
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Street view of the courthouse
Westmoreland County Courthouse is located in Pennsylvania
Westmoreland County Courthouse
Location 2 N. Main St., Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°18′9″N 79°32′46″W / 40.30250°N 79.54611°W / 40.30250; -79.54611Coordinates: 40°18′9″N 79°32′46″W / 40.30250°N 79.54611°W / 40.30250; -79.54611
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1906
Architect William Kauffman
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Governing body Local
Part of Downtown Greensburg Historic District (#95000884)
NRHP Reference # 78002485[1]
Added to NRHP March 30, 1978

The Westmoreland County Courthouse is a government building of Westmoreland County located in the county seat, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. It is a contributing property to the Downtown Greensburg Historic District, but was listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1978.[1] The courthouse is also one of the tallest structures in Greensburg, standing 175 feet (53 m) above street level.

History[edit]

The current building is the county's fourth courthouse and was built in 1906.[2] The first courthouse was used from 1787 to 1801. The second courthouse was demolished in 1854 and the third was demolished in 1901.[2] The fourth courthouse was designed by William Kauffman designed the building in a Beaux Arts style. The dome designed by Kauffman was only used on two buildings, the Westmoreland County Courthouse and a courthouse in British Columbia.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Zacher, Susan M (December 5, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Westmoreland County Courthouse" (PDF). Retrieved January 2, 2009. [dead link]