Justice Court Building

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Justice Court Building
Justice Court Building Glen Cove 2015.JPG
Justice Court Building is located in New York
Justice Court Building
Justice Court Building is located in the US
Justice Court Building
Location Jct. of Town Path Ext. and Glen Cove Hwy., Glen Cove, New York
Coordinates 40°51′44″N 73°37′34″W / 40.86222°N 73.62611°W / 40.86222; -73.62611Coordinates: 40°51′44″N 73°37′34″W / 40.86222°N 73.62611°W / 40.86222; -73.62611
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1907
Architect Voorhees, Stephen Francis
Architectural style Dutch Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 90000691[1]
Added to NRHP April 26, 1990

The Justice Court Building is a historic court and municipal building located in Glen Cove in Nassau County, New York. Built for the city between 1907 and 1909, it was designed by the noted architect Stephen Francis Voorhees (1878–1965). The 3-story, rectangular red brick building has a steeply pitched roof covered with green clay tile. A 1 12-story rear addition was built in 1923, used for some time as a jail. It is decorated with ceramic-glazed moldings and molded terra cotta decoration and exhibits features of the Dutch Colonial Revival or Collegiate Gothic style. It features a square bell tower. The former rectory contains the museum and is a 2-story rectangular building in the Tudor Revival style.[2]

The building on Glen Street was used for the court, city hall and later as police headquarters. In the early decades, the Women's Exchange was located just to the west of the building; the group raised money to provide social services.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1] It has been acquired by the North Shore Historical Museum, which plans to renovate the building for use as a museum.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Robert D. Kuhn (March 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Justice Court Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-11-20.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 
  3. ^ North Shore Historical Museum, official website

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