Adams County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)

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Adams County Courthouse
Adams PA Courthouse 2.JPG
Adams County Courthouse (Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Adams County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)
Adams County Courthouse (Pennsylvania) is located in the US
Adams County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)
Location Baltimore and W. Middle Sts., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°49′46″N 77°13′57″W / 39.82944°N 77.23250°W / 39.82944; -77.23250Coordinates: 39°49′46″N 77°13′57″W / 39.82944°N 77.23250°W / 39.82944; -77.23250
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1858
Architect Stephen Decatur Button
John R. Turner (builder)
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP reference # 74001728[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 1, 1974
Designated PHMC September 01, 1954[2]

The Adams County Courthouse is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The building was built in 1858, first occupied in 1859, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1974.[1][3]

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 (21 m) 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.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b 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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