Allegheny County Courthouse
Structure in General
- An outstanding example of the Richardson Romanesque style, the complex is dominated by a tall turreted tower.
- Three murals by Vincent Nesbert - Triumph of Justice, Industry, and Peace - decorate the lobby.
- Built around a large landscaped courtyard.
- The building's design is medieval in character, with steep slate roofs, massive walls of Worcester granite, turrets and arched windows.
- Fire Insurance maps indicate the courthouse's tower is 250 feet.
- The courthouse building is connected with the Allegheny County Jail by a "Bridge of Sighs" over Ross Street to the east.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- City landmark
- National landmark