Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail

436 Grant St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Photos 

Allegheny County Courthouse & Jail, 436 Grant Street (Courthouse)

1. COURTHOUSE, GRANT STREET FACADE, FROM THE NORTH

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

A prime example of noted architect Richardson's work in what would come to be known as the "Richardsonian Romanesque Style." The jail is particularly notable as an example of functionalism. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS PA-610)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 7, 1973
Reference number
73001586
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; Victorian: Romanesque; Richardsonian Romanesque
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Courthouse; Correctional facility
Current functions
Correctional facility; Courthouse
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1884; 1888

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc

Sources