Suffolk County Courthouse, also known as the " ", is a historic courthouse building on John Adams Courthouse Pemberton Square in Boston, Massachusetts. It is home to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the state's highest court) and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
The six-story granite courthouse was built in 1893 to a design by Boston city architect
George Clough. Stylistically the building was described at the time as "German Renaissance"; it is now viewed as transitional between the monumental Second Empire style of Boston's Old City Hall and the Classical Revival. [2 ]
From 1893 to 1938, the Supreme Judicial Court and the
Social Law Library occupied the building, known then as the Suffolk County Courthouse. In 2002, the Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Social Law Library returned to the restored building, which was renamed the John Adams Courthouse. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
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Entrance to the new Suffolk County Courthouse, completed in 1937, adjacent to the John Adams Courthouse, and currently home to the Suffolk County Superior Court
The south side of the Suffolk County Courthouse as viewed from the Tremont Street steps
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Virtual tour of the John Adams Courthouse from the Massachusetts Judiciary