Union County Courthouse (New Jersey)

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Location
40°39'43"N
074°12'57"W
Country
 United States of America
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The Union County Courthouse is the county courthouse for Union County, New Jersey located in the county seat of Elizabeth. The 17 story, 238 ft (73 m) tall Neoclassical building, completed in 1931, is the tallest in the city. It is a contributing property to the Mid-Town Historic District. The courthouse building with 17-story tower was designed by the architect Oakley and Son and completed in 1931. The courthouse complex includes a 3-story portion, a 7-story annex building, built in 1927 a 5-story annex building, built in 1964 and an 8-story courtroom building, built in 1932. As of May, 2015, peregrine falcons had been nesting on the courthouse.

Earlier building

An earlier courthouse building was designed by the architects Ackerman and Ross. In May 1905, according to one newspaper, "The work of engraving two tablets at the marble entrance to the new courthouse is in progress. The tablet on the right will read 'Union County Courthouse Commenced February 1903; Completed April 1905...Architects, Ackerman & Ross..."
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