Susquehanna County Courthouse Complex

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Susquehanna County Courthouse Complex
Susquehanna County County Seat.jpg
Susquehanna County Courthouse, March 2011
Susquehanna County Courthouse Complex is located in Pennsylvania
Susquehanna County Courthouse Complex
Susquehanna County Courthouse Complex is located in the US
Susquehanna County Courthouse Complex
Location Town Green, jct. of Public Ave. and Maple St., Montrose, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°50′4″N 75°52′35″W / 41.83444°N 75.87639°W / 41.83444; -75.87639Coordinates: 41°50′4″N 75°52′35″W / 41.83444°N 75.87639°W / 41.83444; -75.87639
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1853-1854, 1867-1868
Built by Frink, Avery; Boyd, W.H.
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP June 28, 1996

The Susquehanna County Courthouse Complex, also known as Susquehanna County Courthouse & Jail, is a historic courthouse complex located at Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The complex consists of four contributing buildings, one contributing site (the Town Green), and four contributing objects (an 1887 American Civil War memorial, a 1915 monument to Galusha A. Grow (1822-1903), an early surveyor's marker, and a 1930s Veterans' memorial).[2]

The complex is located on a four-acre plot that was donated to Montrose for public use in 1853.[3] The original section of the courthouse was built in 1854-1855, and is a three bay by seven bay, two-story brick structure in the Greek Revival style. It features a pedimented portico with fluted Ionic order columns and five bay arcade at the first level. It has a shallow gable roof topped by an octagonal cupola. The building has been expanded five times; in 1883, 1902, 1950, 1954, and 1982. The original jail was built in 1853, with a brick addition made in 1973. It is a two-story, rectangular stone structure now known as the Susquehanna County Courthouse Annex. Appended to the Annex is a two-story brick building built in 1925, and originally a part of a now demolished school. The Jail of 1867-1868 is a three-story, stone building measuring 48 feet by 64 feet, and topped by a distinctive cupola. It has a red brick extension with stone trim and flat-topped and rounded windows.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes David L. Taylor (February 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Susquehanna County Courthouse Complex" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  3. ^ "Bridgewater Township". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 23 July 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2013.