Tuesday, November 17, 2009

John Adams Courthouse

Facade of the John Adams Courthouse home of the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. This courthouse was built in the late 1800's which makes it quite old by American standards. Once fitted with gaslight. This courthouse was built to house the Boston Municipal Court which is perhaps the longest continually-sitting court in North America. Started sometime in the 1600's if I remember correctly. Since the renovation, the Boston Municipal Court has moved to a new location down the street. The Adams Courthouse is a remarkable building on the interior. One cannot photograph the interiors of courthouses in the Commonwealth. The recent renovation makes this courthouse one of the jewels in the crown of the state court system.

2 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Magnificent building, perfectly restored. I hope that, sooner or later, you could post a detail of the clock and of the pediment.

Jacob said...

A wonderful composition...it's a wonderful building worthy of restoration for sure.

Super photo!