Gloucester County Courthouse (New Jersey)

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Gloucester County Courthouse is the historic courthouse for Gloucester County, New Jersey, U.S. and is located in the county seat, Woodbury.[1]

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It was designed by architectural firm Hazelhurst and Huckel (whose work includes the Union Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and built in 1885.[2] Construction included the cornerstone of the 1787 building it replaced; the bell in the clock tower is also from the earlier building.[3]

The courthouse is a contributing property to Broad Street Historic District, listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places (#1429) in 1988.[4]

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  1. ^ "New Jersey Courts Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem". State of New Jersey Department of Judiciary. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Gloucester". Courthouse History: New Jersey. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Gloucester County, NJ. Website - News Details". www.gloucestercountynj.gov (Press release). Retrieved 11 October 2017. In the year 1816, the bell was placed in the County Courthouse Steeple, which was originally constructed in 1787. When the 1787 Courthouse was torn down for the building of the 1885 Courthouse, the bell was saved and sold to the Fire Warden of the Woodbury Fire Department to be used as a fire bell.
  4. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection-Historic Preservation Office.

Coordinates: 39°50′19″N 75°09′12″W / 39.8386°N 75.1534°W / 39.8386; -75.1534