historiccourts

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) has teamed up with PCN for “Pennsylvania's Historic Courthouses,” a special series that features the history, architecture, and stories from some of Pennsylvania's most beautiful landmarks, our county courthouses.

Check out past episodes on the video gallery below. The new season premieres on Thursday, August 16, at 7:00 pm on cable and the PCN app. 

 

Upcoming Episodes:

York County Administrative Center, August 16th at 7pm - The York County Administrative Center, commonly called "The Old Courthouse", has a rich history that includes stories from the Civil War, as well as a famous case that centered around witchcraft and murder that captured the nation's attention. Hear that story and learn about the judges who presided over cases throughout the history of the […]
Luzerne County Courthouse, August 23rd at 7pm - Built in 1909, the Luzerne County Courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in September 1980. Located on the Susquehanna River  in Wilkes-Barre, the courthouse boasts many notable architectural features, as well as a rich history that is explored on this episode of PA's Historic Courthouses. Notably, each of the 3rd floor courtrooms features […]
Fayette County Courthouse, August 30th at 7pm - The Fayette County Courthouse, in addition to it's notable architecture, has other notable features such as the murals that adorn the first floor of the courthouse. The stained glass dome in courtroom one is a standout feature, as well as the skylights in the first floor corridor as well as the 4th floor. See those […]
Lawrence County Courthouse, September 6th at 7pm - The Lawrence County Courthouse was built in 1852 and features a portico with six ionic order columns and a cupola. In addition to the striking architectural features, this iconic building in western PA features some interesting history as well. The masonry contract for the original 1852 building was awarded to a sixteen-year old black man, P. Ross Berry. Berry went […]
Clarion County Courthouse, September 13th at 7pm - The Clarion County Courthouse tops the skyline of Clarion, PA, and serves as a centerpiece for the town. The building features eye-catching architectural details such as the clock (which still uses the original mechanism to turn the clock hands), and the statue atop the courthouse. While many courthouses feature a blindfolded statue of Lady Justice, […]

 

 


PA Historic Courthouses

Pennsylvania's Historic Courthouses
Adams County
Forest County
Juniata County
Lycoming County
Monroe County
Potter County
Somerset County
Venango County