Lackawanna County Courthouse Featured In PNC/CCAP Documentary Series
Residents of Lackawanna County can get a fascinating glimpse of the beauty and history of the County Courthouse through a documentary on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).
As part of the “Pennsylvania’s Historic Courthouse” series, the documentary details the architectural and historical value of the Lackawanna County Courthouse. It was recently produced through a joint effort of the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP).
The Lackawanna County Courthouse segment debuted on PCN on Thursday, August 20. The segment is approximately 30 minutes long and is jointly narrated by Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and the Honorable Thomas J. Munley, President Judge of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas.
Produced at no cost to the Lackawanna County taxpayers, the segment highlights the historical significance of the many monuments around Courthouse Square, while also detailing the various architectural features of the exterior. The video explores the décor and history of the Courthouse’s courtrooms and public spaces. Special attention is given to the opening hearings of the 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Commission, which were held in the building, and the impact of the hearings on local and national history.
The Lackawanna County Courthouse joins courthouses in Cumberland, Westmoreland, Warren, and Cambria Counties that are being featured in the 2015 “Pennsylvania’s Historic Courthouses” series. Other Pennsylvania counties previously highlighted include: Allegheny, Armstrong, Berks, Bradford, Butler, Centre, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mercer, Montgomery, Washington, and Wyoming.