Lackawanna County Courthouse and John Mitchell Monument

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Lackawanna County Courthouse and John Mitchell Monument
Lackawanna County Courthouse Nov 09.jpg
Lackawanna County Courthouse, November 2009
Lackawanna County Courthouse and John Mitchell Monument is located in Pennsylvania
Lackawanna County Courthouse and John Mitchell Monument
Lackawanna County Courthouse and John Mitchell Monument is located in the US
Lackawanna County Courthouse and John Mitchell Monument
Location Bounded by Washington Ave., Linden St., Adams Ave., and Spruce St., Scranton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°24′29″N 75°39′46″W / 41.40806°N 75.66278°W / 41.40806; -75.66278Coordinates: 41°24′29″N 75°39′46″W / 41.40806°N 75.66278°W / 41.40806; -75.66278
Area 4.7 acres (1.9 ha)
Built 1884, 1896, 1924
Architectural style Romanesque
MPS Anthracite--Related Resources of Northeastern Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 97001257[1]
Added to NRHP November 5, 1997

Lackawanna County Courthouse and John Mitchell Monument is a historic courthouse building located at Scranton, Lackawanna County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The courthouse was built in 1884, and is a 3 1/2-story rectangular masonry building, with a raised basement, in the Romanesque Revival-style. It was enlarged in 1896, with the addition of a third story and reconstruction of the roof to add a number of eclectic design elements. The building measures approximately 100 by 140 feet (30 by 43 m). It features a five story clock tower. A courthouse wing was built in 1964. The courthouse was the site of the first session of the 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Commission. The monument to John Mitchell (1870–1919) was erected in 1924. It consists of a granite monolith with a niche, enclosing a bronze statue of Mitchell.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Susan C. Nabors (August 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lackawanna County Courthouse and John Mitchell Monument" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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