The Armstrong County Courthouse was built to accommodate a growing government in 1858 in the Greek Revival Architectural Style. Fifteen years later the Gothic Revival Style jail was added on the north side of the courthouse and connected with an enclosed walkway. On the right of the picture is the newer annex which today houses many administrative offices and is also the site of the Armstrong County Memorial Wall, erected in 1997 to memorialize county residents who lost their lives fighting for the United States, from the French and Indian War to the Persian Gulf.
Looking down the hill from the courthouse, you see the entire length of Market St. leading to the bridge across the Allegheny River to the communities of Applewold, West Kittanning (up the hill), and points west.
In 2001, the courthouse and bridge played a role in having Kittanning chosen for scenes in the movie Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney. Several local restaurants display pictures from the filming of the movie.
Taking Market St. up the hill behind the courthouse winds through the hills and connects to Hwys 28 and 66 northward to New Bethlehem and Clarion.
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