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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bradford County Courthouse

301 Main St.

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
1. Bradford County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Among the most prominent historic buildings in Towanda and a good example of beaux arts classical style architecture is the third Bradford County Courthouse. Ground was broken in April 1896 and the cornerstone was laid with appropriate ceremonies Sept. 7 the same year. The contractor was Thomas Bradley of Corning, NY. The pedimented street façade has massive pilasters above a rusticated base, and an anthemion surrounded by olive branches proclaims “justice, law, mercy” in the pediment. A tall octagonal dome rises 70 feet above first floor level and is roofed with brown-green glazed terra-cotta tiles. The sandstone was quarried from Barclay Mountain and the beautiful interior woodwork is all highly finished white oak native to Bradford County.
 
Location. 41° 46.023′ N, 76° 26.581′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Main Street, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bradford County Soldiers & Sailors Monument (a few steps from this marker); History of 312 Main St. (a few steps
Bradford County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
2. Bradford County Courthouse Marker
from this marker); Courthouse Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Bradford County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frost's Furniture Factory (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Categories. Government
 
Bradford County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
3. Bradford County Courthouse Marker
Bradford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
4. Bradford County Courthouse
Bradford County Court House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior-Circa 1896
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4. submitted on November 11, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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