Mitchell H. Cohen United States Courthouse

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The Mitchell H. Cohen United States Courthouse (1994) and the United States Post Office and Courthouse (1932) house the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Camden, New Jersey. The back-to-back buildings are joined by a second story enclosed skyway.

Mitchell H. Cohen United States Courthouse[edit]

Mitchell H. Cohen United States Courthouse (1994)

The Mitchell H. Cohen United States Courthouse was designated in 1992 honor of federal Judge Mitchell H. Cohen[1] Completed in 1994 the courthouse's entrance is located on Cooper Street.[2] The seven story, 180,000 SF building includes 12 courtrooms and attendant facilities, Appellate Judge’s suites, Grand Jury room, District Clerk’s office, US Marshall’s Service Administrative office, prisoner holding facility, law library, and secure indoor parking.[3][4]

United States Post Office and Courthouse[edit]

United States Post Office and Courthouse (1932)

Located at 401 Market Street between Camden Central Business District and Cooper Grant the United States Post Office and Courthouse opened in 1932. The neoclassical Art deco building was designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect under James A. Wetmore with an exterior primarily in limestone, granite, brick. Prominent interior features include decorative and colorful terracotta detailing; Spanish Colonial ornamentation and a ceremonial courtroom with oak wainscot paneling.[2][5] In 1999, an addition connecting two wings of the building was created on the 2nd floor of the building. The arriccio, sinopia drawings of the fresco for Ben Shahn's Jersey Homesteads Mural was removed from its original community center location in what has now become Roosevelt and is permanently installed in the custom-designed gallery within it.[6][7] In addition to the US post office[8] the building houses the United States Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey.[9]

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  1. ^ "H.R. 6163 (102nd): To designate certain Federal buildings". govtrack.us. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Camden, NJ". General Services Administration. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  3. ^ "Mitchell H. Cohen Federal Courthouse". Becica Associates LLC. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Mitchell H Cohne Federal Courthouse". Boro Construction. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  5. ^ Math Teacher (July 25, 2011). "Camden Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse - Camden, NJ in Art Deco - Art Nouveau". Waymarking. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  6. ^ http://www.mgapartners.com/MGA_Media/000ProjectBriefs/MGApartners-2006-CamdenNJCourthouse.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.nbm.org/exhibitions-collections/exhibitions/gsa-design-awards.html
  8. ^ "Camden Post Office". USPS Post Offices. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  9. ^ "Staff (Camden)". United States Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 

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