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Sullivan County

Sullivan County is named for Charles C Sullivan, who was a state senator and who assisted in creating the county.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bradford County

E – Wyoming County and Luzerne County

S – Columbia County and Lycoming County

W – Lycoming County

 

Created:  March 15, 1847                       Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Sullivan County

County Seat:

Laporte  1847 – present

 

County Courthouse – Laporte  

 

Location:  245 Muncy Street / Main Street

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Wagner & Reitmeyer

Contractor:  Lawrence Brothers Builders

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building faces north and was completed in 1895. The northwest corner has a four story bell tower with steep pyramidal roof. The north side has a peaked center section with arched entrance on the first story and large arched window on the second story. The northeast corner has a half octagon tower. The west side has a similar center section with new addition on the south side constructed in 1993. The roof is hipped.

 

See:  The architect, A B Wagner also designed the similar style courthouse in Cameron County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1847 and Laporte was selected as the county seat. The first commissioners had their own offices. In 1851, the first courthouse was a three story brick structure constructed by Michael Meylert. The courthouse was torn down in 1893 and the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1894 at a cost of $24,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Laporte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2011