Created By: Downtown Ithaca Alliance
121 E. Court St. - The Old Courthouse was built in 1854 by Union Springs architect John F. Maurice and stands as the oldest public Gothic Revival building in the state. It was built to replace a makeshift wooden courthouse that was hastily built in 1817 to ensure that Ithaca would become the county seat. As part of a bicentennial project, the Old Courthouse was renovated in 1975-76.
The Old Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Ithaca