Broome County Courthouse

June 9, 2011

Here’s my YouTube video of the Broome County Courthouse:

92 Court Street
Binghamton, NY

From wikipedia:

Broome County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located at Binghamton in Broome County, New York. It is a massive 2 1⁄2-story structure, built on a raised foundation, in the form of a Latin Cross and topped with an elegant copper dome. Originally constructed in 1897-1898 in a “T” shape, the south wing was added in 1916-1917 to form the cross. It was designed by noted New York State architect Isaac G. Perry. The courthouse is located within the boundaries of the Court Street Historic District.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

From this website:

The BROOME COUNTY COURTHOUSE, on a plot bounded by Main, Collier, and Exchange Sts., erected in 1898, is constructed of Ohio sandstone trimmed with bluestone, the main entrance marked by a classic portico with tall Ionic columns. It is the last of a long line of courthouses, the first of which was erected in 1802, when Chenango Point was constituted a ‘half-shire’ of Tioga County. Broome County was separated from Tioga in 1806 and named for Lieutenant Governor John Broome, who, in appreciation of the compliment, presented the silver seal that is still used.

A plaque in the courthouse commemorates the founding in Binghamton in 1911 of the first farm bureau in the United States. The office of the bureau is in Room 302.

In front of the courthouse stands a statue by A. G. Newman of Daniel S. Dickinson, U.S.Senator, 1844-51. In the Democratic National Convention of 1852 Dickinson refused the nomination of Virginia, which might have made him the Democratic candidate for the Presidency, because of his loyalty to General Lewis Cass, to whom he was pledged.



The monument in front of the courthouse:
Broome County Soldiers and Sailors Monument


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