Pima County Courthouse

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Pima County Courthouse
Pima County Courthouse.jpg
Pima County Courthouse
Pima County Courthouse is located in Arizona
Pima County Courthouse
Pima County Courthouse is located in the United States
Pima County Courthouse
Location115 N. Church St., Tucson, Arizona
Coordinates32°13′23″N 110°58′21″W / 32.22306°N 110.97250°W / 32.22306; -110.97250Coordinates: 32°13′23″N 110°58′21″W / 32.22306°N 110.97250°W / 32.22306; -110.97250
ArchitectRoy Place
Architectural styleMission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #78000566[2]
Added to NRHPJune 23, 1978

Pima County Courthouse is the former main county courthouse building in downtown Tucson, Arizona. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by Roy Place in 1928 in Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture.[3]

The building previously housed the Pima County Superior Court (1930-1977) and later, the Pima County Consolidated Justice Court (1977-2015), which handled lower-level state criminal matters and small claims cases. As of February 2015, court proceedings for Justice Court are held in a newer building shared with other Pima County departments, which is located at 240 North Stone Avenue. Superior Court proceedings are held in the Pima County Superior Court building, located at 110 West Congress Street.

As this building will be vacant by 2017, as the various departments and court functions relocate to newer facilities, Pima County is planning to convert the historic Courthouse to museum space.[4] The county is in discussions with the University of Arizona and the Tucson Museum of Art to house exhibits; there will be a new café, and a memorial to the victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting that seriously wounded then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.


  1. ^ http://www.propertyshark.com/mason/Property/70334501/115-N-Church-Ave-Tucson-AZ-85701/
  2. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Arizona Heritage Traveler - Public Buildings - Pima County Courthouse
  4. ^ "County Aims to Put Museums in Historic Courthouse - Downtown Tucson Partnership". Downtown Tucson Partnership. 2015-04-10. Retrieved 2016-06-18.

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Tiled dome of Courthouse.