Dauphin County Courthouse

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Dauphin County Courthouse
Dauphin County Courthouse.jpg
Dauphin County Courthouse is located in Pennsylvania
Dauphin County Courthouse
Location Front and Market Sts,
Harrisburg, PA
Coordinates 40°15′30″N 76°52′57″W / 40.25833°N 76.88250°W / 40.25833; -76.88250Coordinates: 40°15′30″N 76°52′57″W / 40.25833°N 76.88250°W / 40.25833; -76.88250
Built 1942
Architect Lawrie and Green
C. Paul Jennewein
Architectural style Stripped Classical
NRHP Reference # 93000723[1]
Added to NRHP August 2, 1993

The Dauphin County Courthouse is a government building of Dauphin County located in the county seat, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 2, 1993.[1]


The current building is the third county courthouse built in Dauphin County. The first courthouse was built in 1792 at Market and Court Streets.[2] The first courthouse was removed in 1860 and the second was built in its location. The second building was removed in 1948. Plans were drawn up for a new courthouse in 1938 due to complaints about the deteriorating conditions of the building.[2] The current courthouse was designed in 1940 by the Harrisburg architectural firm Lawrie and Green. It was completed in 1942. The interior artwork was done by sculptor C. Paul Jennewein.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Dickson, Carl A. (January 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Dauphin County Courthouse" (PDF). Retrieved November 13, 2008. [dead link]