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Allegheny County Courthouse

5th Ave. and Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-350-5313
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An Architectural Gem Worth a Visit - and a Cool Jail!

H.H. Richardson's masterpiece (in my opinion). Millions were spend on rehabilitating and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
New York
Historic functioning court house

Google this attraction for the history and gaze at the WPA frescos, or watch a trial. All can be... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
John R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5th Ave. and Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-350-5313

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

H.H. Richardson's masterpiece (in my opinion). Millions were spend on rehabilitating and refurnishing its Romanesque exterior, interior stairways and courtrooms (one restored to its initial height dimensions). A self-guiding tour book is available for visitors. On Mondays only, from 11:30 am - 1 pm the...More

Thank NewYorker375
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Google this attraction for the history and gaze at the WPA frescos, or watch a trial. All can be done.

Thank John R
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Count the arches, if you dare! We are so fortunate here in in Pittsburgh to have Henry Hobson Richardson's masterpiece, an edifice replicated-in part across the country. Big stones, arches, architectural details recalling Italian buildings, arches, towers, arches, courtyards, arches - this is a magnificent...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Such an interesting building located in the center of downtown Pittsburgh. H.H.Richardson's architecture is evident when viewing the beautiful work of the courthouse. A must-see when visiting Pittsburgh.

Thank Global176
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Title says it all! The staff of the Allegheny County Courthouse is extremely professional yet friendly and helpful. The facility is quite large and can be confusing if you aren't entirely sure where you are going; there is always someone willing to help. There is...More

Thank BellaJ22PA
Reviewed 9 February 2016

These are extra-ordinary Richardsonian buildings. The Courthouse is splendid but in great need of repair inside. It is looking old and shabby. The old jail has been completely modernized inside (but maintains a small original portion for visitors and historians to visit). Both are worth...More

Thank Peggy F
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The Allegheny County Courthouse is a perfect example of an H. H. Richardson Romanesque architecture. Fans of his works will want to add the Allegheny Courthouse to their bucket list. It's a massive stone building with a picturesque center courtyard with a fountain. We took...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 16 August 2015

When you first see the building, you will be really impressed with its "strength". The fact that it is still a working courthouse is also very interesting. Call first, but if you are able to tour the inside, it is fascinating.

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Thus facility is terribly old and full of grumpy people. Parking is poor and very expensive in and around

Thank Foodcritic11_11_11
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Set right in downtown Pittsburgh on Grant Street, this stone romanesque gem, designed in the 19th century by HH Richardson is strongly worth a visit. Check the inside for the medieval style stair cases and don't forget to see the Bridge of Sighs between the...More

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