Construction In Session

The new Essex County Court House is nearly ready after 2 1/2 years of construction. It began with the demolition of 3 homes and the move of an historic church building.

The former 1st Baptist Church dates back to 1834 is converted to the law library of the new courthouse complex. It was moved from it's old location next to the Essex County Probate and Family Court south a few hundred yards to the corner of Federal and North Streets.

If you look carefully at the final photo collage, you may notice that the building is not lined up square with the new building. This was done purposefully as the church's original alignment angle was not square to the street and was kept at an "historic angle."

The move
Photos and collages: CrazyasaCoolFox
(click any pic to magnify)
Top: January 2009, Bottom: July 2011
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