CivicCenter Tour

Civic Center Walking Tour

Tour will cover:
  • The site of pre-Revolutionary correctional institutions and gallows
  • The development of the oldest court system in the nation
  • Spectacular examples of Beaux Arts and Brutalism - inside and out
  • The role of the Collect Pond and Five Points in the placement of courts and prisons
  • Notorious scandals - past and present; prison cells of the rich and famous
  • The reflection of civic pride in public art
  • A trip to 100 Centre Street - Arraignment Part I
  • "Law and Order" meets "Learned Hand," the sister courts of Foley Square
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