William J. Brennan Courthouse
583 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Built in 1910, the William J. Brennan Courthouse is the seat of Hudson County’s government. This courthouse went from grandiose to abandoned, before ultimately being saved from destruction and restored into the architectural wonder we know and love today. Stop by to see museum-quality murals by artists like Howard Pyle and Charles Yardley Turner, and enjoy the stunning marble workmanship this place is known for.
As of 2019, the courthouse has eight working courtrooms and also houses the offices of the County Executive, the Hudson County Surrogate and the Hudson County Bar Association; in the past it has been used in a number of television programs and movies, including scenes in the television series Law & Order, the Joker, and for commercials.
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