Courthouse – Jamaica NY

Description

The Queens County Supreme Court building in Jamaica was constructed as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project.

Short and Stanley-Brown: “This structure houses the 23 civil courts of Queens County and provides quarters for the judges, the clerk of the city court, the grand jury, the district attorney, and the county clerk. In addition, it provides offices for the naturalization bureau, the motor-vehicle bureau, the bar association, the supreme-court board, and the law library.

The building is fireproof, of steel-frame construction, and the exterior is of limestone. The courtrooms are air-conditioned. It is seven stories in height, with two mezzanine floors, and has a basement and sub-basement. The building was completed in June 1939 at an estimated construction cost of $4,960,717 and an estimated project cost of $5,637,189.”

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


8811 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435

Coordinates: 40.704304, -73.808362

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