Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Allegheny County Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is part of a complex (along with the old Allegheny County Jail) designed by H. H. Richardson. The buildings are considered among the finest examples of the Romanesque Revival style for which Richardson is well known.

The complex is bordered by wide thoroughfares named for city founders James Ross (Ross Street), John Forbes (Forbes Avenue) and James Grant (Grant Street). The current building, completed in 1888, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Richardson later referred to it as his "great achievement".
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  • Loved and admired this building and its architecture. I do think it is one of the few beautiful structures in the city worth admiring!  more »
  • The good news is that this majestic building designed by H. H. Richardson (a monumental figure in American Architecture...) is still largely intact (no small wonder...). The bad news is that it is...  more »
  • Great to work in a National Historic Place every day!
  • Because that where my brothers are

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