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Historic Court House: Auburn, NY. Kirstie Donahue. Culminating Project. Work of Art. What I Noticed. What I Noticed Continued…. The Court House is Centrally Located in the City. (In relation to other important buildings) It Appears Prestigious Next to Most Buildings on the Same Street .

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historic court house auburn ny

Historic Court House: Auburn, NY

Kirstie Donahue

Culminating Project

what i noticed continued
What I Noticed Continued…
  • The Court House is Centrally Located in the City. (In relation to other important buildings)
  • It Appears Prestigious Next to Most Buildings on the Same Street.
  • There is a Veterans Memorial to the Right of the Building for Local Veterans of World War II.
contextual information
Contextual Information
  • Located: 152 Genessee Street Auburn, NY
  • Original Greek Revival Structure Designed by John I. Hagaman.
  • Constructed in 1836 for $30,000.
  • In 1922 a Fire Destroyed Most of the Court House and Caused the Original Dome to Drop Through the Building.
  • Court House is on the National and State Historic Registries‘ as well as the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
contextual information continued
Contextual Information Continued…
  • More About John I. Hagaman
    • Known for Being the First to Introduce the Greek Revival Style to Auburn, NY
    • Between 1821-1843 Hagaman designed several public, commercial, religious and residential buildings (including his own home) in the area.
    • Ran a School for Architecture
  • Link
    • http://www.hgtv.com/video/greek-revival-video/index.html
personal connections
Personal Connections
  • Grew-up Outside of Auburn, NY
  • Continually Drawn to the Grand Architecture of the Court House. It’s Unique Qualities Allow it to Stand Out Despite it’s Overall Simplicity.
  • Academic Connections
    • Linked to a Variety of Subjects
      • History, Art & Music, English/Writing, Mathematics
lines of inquiry
Lines of Inquiry
  • Line of Inquiry:
    • How does John I. Hagaman’s architecture [represented in the Cayuga County Court House] use stately symmetry, heavy form, and simplistically bold details to reflect a self-portrait of society during the early to mid 19th Century in Upstate New York?
activity ideas
Activity Ideas
  • History
    • Research and Present on Greek Revival Architecture from the Early to Mid 19th Century.
  • Art/Music
    • Create Your Own Representation of Greek Revival.
      • Sculpture
      • Drawing
      • Painting
      • Musical Representation
  • English/Writing
    • Create a Story Incorporating 19th Century Historical Aspects as well as Greek Revival Architecture.
  • Mathematics
    • Research Mathematical Concepts that Pertain to Greek Revival Architecture (For Older Children).
    • Counting Activity- Using Column and Details (For Younger Children).
  • Booth, E. (2001). The Everyday Work of Art: Awakening the Extraordinary in Your Daily Life. Lincoln Nebraska: iUniverse. [ISBN 0-595-19380-3].
  • http://www.livingplaces.com/NY/Cayuga_County/Auburn_City/South_Street_Area_Historic_District.html
  • https://www.nycourts.gov/publications/benchmarks/issue6/Courthouse.shtml
    • http://www.hgtv.com/video/greek-revival-video/index.html