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1724 Chester Courthouse

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Area  less than one acre
Architect  Brazer,Clarence
Designated PHMC  May 14, 1954
Added to NRHP  27 May 1971
Built  1724 (1724)
NRHP Reference #  71000702
Opened  1724
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Location  Avenue of the States St. below 5th St., Chester, Pennsylvania
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The old Chester Courthouse was built in 1724 in Chester, to serve as the courthouse for Chester County, Pennsylvania. Chester County was one of the first three counties in the Province of Pennsylvania set up by William Penn. About 1790 the county seat was moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania and the Chester Courthouse no longer served as the county courthouse. A few years later, the area around Chester was separated from Chester County and formed into Delaware County, Pennsylvania and the Chester Courthouse became the courthouse for Delaware County. In 1850 the county seat was again moved - this time to Media and Chester Courthouse served as City Hall for the city of Chester.

The court room was the oldest active court in use in the United States until 1967. Every year, one trial was held in the court room. Delaware County's County Council holds one meeting a year there, and the building is used for educational purposes.

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1724 Chester Courthouse Wikipedia


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