The Luzerne County Courthouse – a very special video project requested by friends of the Rosenn family.
Wilkes Barre’s most visible and recognizable landmark – the 109 year-old Luzerne County Courthouse on River Street was designed by architect Frederick John Osterling of Pittsburgh. Original construction began in 1906 and was completed in 1909. The outer walls are Ohio sandstone built with pieces 8 to 12 inches thick and originally off-white in color. The yellowish appearance of the building today is the result of over a century of rusting due to the iron content in the sandstone.
The Luzerne County Courthouse continues to be a source of public pride; the structure is the single most visible landmark in the county and is distinguished by its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980
Personal Note: The Hon. Max Rosenn Memorial Law Library is on the Second Floor of the Luzerne County Court House. A graduate of Cornell University, I am honored to have been married by him – to my present wife Susan. A ceremony that took place in the late afternoon on a hot and humid July day, 2001 – in Shickshinny, PA. Surrounded by not only family and friends but severe thunderstorms, it will be a day that I will always treasure. Sadly, Max Rosenn passed away in 2006.
This short video clip of the courthouse, courtesy NEPA Aerial Photography – dated 03-31-2018 – for his past service to the people of Wilkes Barre and will hopefully serve as a lasting reminder of a truly great man.