County Courthouse Photograph Collection - PP155

Collection finding aids of Photograph Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library


Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Finding aid created by Katherine Cowan with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, January 2000


The courthouses of Maryland were built in various architectural styles: Georgian, Italianate, neo-Colonial, neo-Classical, and modern. The buildings are are frequently sited in prominent locations in public squares within the county seat. Queen Anne’s County has the oldest courthouse still in use in the state, in use since 1792.

Collection Origin

Gift of Judge Frederick W. Invernizzi, 1990 (003203).

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 1 box with 33 photoprints made in 1954 in 2 albums which are soft-cover "King-Pak" albums from the Read Drug and Chemical Company of Baltimore ("Read’s). The photographs depict 22 county courthouses in Maryland. All photographs are captioned on the verso with county or town (or both), and some in Album 1 also provide a judge’s name.


The majority of the photographs remain in the albums, but some have become detached. All are numbered with PP catalog numbers, and are placed in numerical order.

Container List

1 Box: 2 Albums

Album 1
PP155.1 – Carroll County, Westminster.

PP155.2 – Howard County, Ellicott City.

PP155.3 – Anne Arundel County, Annapolis.

PP155.4 – Anne Arundel County, side view, Annapolis.

PP155.5 – Court of Appeals building, Annapolis.

PP155.6 – Harford County, Bel Air.

PP155.7 – Montgomery County, Rockville.

PP155.8 – Frederick County, Frederick.

PP155.9 – Cecil County, Elkton.

PP155.10 – Washington County, Hagerstown.

PP155.11 – Allegany County, Cumberland.

PP155.12 – Allegany County, Cumberland, entrance detail.

PP155.13-.14 – Somerset County, Princess Anne.

PP155.15 – Dorchester County, Cambridge.

Album 2
PP155.16 – Wicomico County (new court house addition), Salisbury.

PP155.17 – Wicomico County (old court house, side view), Salisbury.

PP155.18 – Wicomico County (old court house, front view), Salisbury.

PP155.19-.20 – Worcester County, Snow Hill.

PP155.21 – Garrett County, Oakland.

PP155.22-.23 – Calvert County, Prince Frederick.

PP155.24 – Prince George’s County, Upper Marlboro.

PP155.25-.26 – Talbot County, Easton.

PP155.27-.28 – Queen Anne’s County, Centreville.

PP155.29 – St. Mary’s County, Leonardtown.

PP155.30 – Kent County, Chestertown.

PP155.31 – Charles County, La Plata.

PP155.32-.33 – Caroline County, Denton. © 2001 Maryland Historical Society - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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