Westmoreland County Courthouse

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Westmoreland County Courthouse
Street view of the courthouse
Westmoreland County Courthouse is located in Pennsylvania
Westmoreland County Courthouse
Westmoreland County Courthouse is located in the US
Westmoreland County Courthouse
Location 2 N. Main St., Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°18′9″N 79°32′46″W / 40.30250°N 79.54611°W / 40.30250; -79.54611Coordinates: 40°18′9″N 79°32′46″W / 40.30250°N 79.54611°W / 40.30250; -79.54611
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1906
Architect William Kaufman
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Part of Downtown Greensburg Historic District (#95000884)
NRHP Reference # 78002485[1]
Added to NRHP March 30, 1978

The Westmoreland County Courthouse is a government building of Westmoreland County located in the county seat, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. It is a contributing property to the Downtown Greensburg Historic District, but was listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1978.[1] The courthouse is also one of the tallest structures in Greensburg, standing 175 feet (53 m) above street level.


The current building is the county's fourth courthouse and was built in 1906.[2] The first courthouse was used from 1787 to 1801. The second courthouse was demolished in 1854 and the third was demolished in 1901.[2] The fourth courthouse was designed in a Beaux Arts style by William S. Kaufman.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Zacher, Susan M (December 5, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Westmoreland County Courthouse" (PDF). Retrieved January 2, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ The often-repeated claim that Kaufman designed a similar dome "for a courthouse in British Columbia" cannot be verified online.