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Adams County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)

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Built  1858
Designated PHMC  September 01, 1954
Area  4,000 m²
Architectural style  Italianate architecture
Architect  Stephen Decatur Button
NRHP Reference #  74001728
Opened  1858
Phone  +1 717-337-9846
Added to NRHP  1 October 1974
Adams County Courthouse (Pennsylvania)
Location  Baltimore and W. Middle Sts., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Address  117 Balti St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA
Similar  Blair County Courthouse, Butler County Courthouse, Bradford County Courthouse, Cambria County Courthouse, Clearfield County Courthouse

The Adams County Courthouse is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The building was built in 1858, first occupied in 1859, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1974.

The architect was Stephen Decatur Button of Philadelphia. John R. Turner of Carlisle constructed the building. The building is two stories high, three bays wide, six bays deep and constructed of red brick, which was originally painted gray. Rear wings were added in 1895. A large clock tower reaches about 70 feet (21 m) above ground level. During the Battle of Gettysburg the building served as both a command post and as a hospital, for both Union and Confederate armies.

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Adams County Courthouse (Pennsylvania) Wikipedia


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