Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Litchfield, CT  2015

There is a long history of courthouses in Litchfield, CT, the first having been built back in 1752.  To better serve the needs of the community, a larger courthouse was built in 1797.  This second courthouse burned to the ground in 1886 and was soon replaced with a third structure completed in 1888 on the site of the present day courthouse pictured here.  Unfortunately this wooden structure also was the victim of a fire, destroyed in August 1888 without having conducted any court business. The citizens of Litchfield got smart and built this final courthouse out of Roxbury granite.  It was designed by architect Robert Wakeman Hill and was completed in 1889.  It is still used today as the Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse and is the third oldest courthouse in Connecticut.  You can read more about this courthouse here.


  1. Nice looking building. This one shouldn't burn down!

  2. I have always thought that this courthouse looks out of place in Litchfield. Kind of an austere old thing.