New York County Courthouse Interior

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

60 Centre Street

ARCHITECT: Guy Lowell

DATE: 1913-27

STYLE: Neo-Classical

Manhattan Neo-Classical Tribeca

The Interior of the New York County Court House is one of the last neo-Classical public buildings erected in New York City and ranks as one of the best. The interior design reveals maximum attention to detail, a rich variety of materials, and elegant classical symmetry and design. It is distinguished by excellent murals designed by Attilio Pusterla under the Public Works of Art Project and the Federal Art Project. The murals are some of the earliest executed in New York City under the Projects. It houses the Archives of the County Clerk, an invaluable collection of court records open to the public, and  it reflects the Classical spirit that strongly influenced American architecture during the early 20th century.

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

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