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William J. Brennan Courthouse.
583 Newark Avenue
State and National Registers of Historic Places, 1970

Originally built in 1910, closed for many years and almost demolished, the Hudson County Courthouse reopened its doors in 1985 – restored and renamed as the William J. Brennan Courthouse.

Designed in the Renaissance Revival style by architect Hugh Roberts with soaring Corinthian columns, exquisite balconies, decorative scrolls, and the heads of lions set in the granite exterior. At the top is a copper cupola that supports a victory torch. The Director of Decoration for the 1893 Columbian Exposition, Francis D. Millet, executed the interior in marble with a bronze great seal of the State of New Jersey. Marble pillars support a stained glass dome cirled by the astrological symbols Edwin H. Blashfield, Charles Yardley Turner, Kenyon Cox, and Howard Pyle, eminent muralists, added scenes of important events in the history of the region.

In addition to its role as the scene of legal proceedings, the building also houses a number of offices, including those of the Hudson County Bar Association and the County Executive. Open weekdays during business hours, the general public is welcome to visit and enjoy the this historic architectural jewel.

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