The building is located in the center of the bronx to the east of the courthouse. Then, in 2004, a multimillion dollar initiative began to construct a new. May 23, 2009 in response to the rapid population growth, in 1933, amid the great depression, the city erected the bronx county supreme court building to supplement the muchsmaller borough courthouse. Housed in the county building, located on the grand concourse, in the shadow of yankee stadium, bronx civil court. It was designe d in 1931 and built between 1931 and 1934. Jan 23, 2005 the bronx borough courthouse should not be confused with the bronx county courthouse, or the mario merola building, the present home of the bronx supreme court, county clerk, sheriff, public administrator, district attorney, and bronx borough president. The bronx simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We make riding to bronx county courthouse easy, which is why over 720 million users, including users in bronx, trust moovit as the best app for public transit. Bronx county law library in bronx, ny court information. Bronx county courthouse historic districts councils six to. A selfdescribed nuyorican, sotomayor was raised by her nurse mother and toolanddie maker father in the bronxdale housing projects in the soundview section of the bronx. However, times change, and in 2007, the new york times reported that the bronx neighborhoods near the site of shermans accident are now dotted with townhouses and apartments. Thank you for taking a moment to consider this publication, the bronx county buildings historic murals.
Bronx countys courts opened for business on january 2, 1914 the same day that john p. The structure appeared prominently in bonfire of the vanities, both book and movie. It was designed in 1931 and built between 1931 and 1934. The bronx county historical society is where bronx history is kept alive. Bronx county civil administration new york state court. The most recent county formation in new york was in 1914, when bronx county was created from the portions of new york city that had been annexed from westchester county in. Located at the crossroads of the downtown bronx, bronx housing court has since november of 1997, occupied a state of the art building. New york county manhattan, kings county brooklyn and queens county records are all there including declarations of intent, certificates of arrival, and petitions for naturalization. Until 1898, when nyc became an agglomeration of five boroughs, manhattan and the bronx were the same county.
Finally, the bronx became a county on its own in 1914. This magnificent, lavishly illustrated book presents each of ohios 88 existing courthouses through a sumptuous layout of color and blackandwhite images. They are new york county, kings county, bronx county, richmond county staten island, and queens county. For two decades it housed the supreme, surrogates, and county courts of the borough until the larger bronx county courthouse was built in 1934. New york naturalization and citizenship family history library. Bronx county family court in bronx, ny court information. For the first time in over three and a half centuries, the story of people of african descent in the colonial bronx, the northernmost borough of new york city, is being told. Hausle 19311933 grand concourse historic district, nyc individual landmark, national register historic district. How to get to bronx county courthouse in bronx by subway. Gladys maldonado clerk of the county 7186182500 courthouse. It housed the supreme, surrogates, and county courts of the borough until a new, much larger bronx county courthouse was constructed in 1934 see below for the 1934 bronx county courthouse. Get directions from and directions to bronx county courthouse easily from the moovit app or website. It is a ninestory limestone building on a rusticated granite base in the art deco style.
The courthouses solid square massing is juxtaposed with sculptural details and ornamental reliefs. Grand concourse, bronx, new york city, new york, united states. In addition, susan thrane provides a brief history of each county with relevant details about the design of the courthouse and highlights of the events which occurred there. The official presentday title is bronx borough courthouse and its also known as old borough courthouse. Bronx borough president ruben diaz jr complained to the city on numerous occasions but the years went by and the decay worsened.
The name came from broncks farms, owned by a settler called jonas bronck. West of the bronx river which bisects the borough was annexed by nyc in 1874 while everything east of the river joined new york county by 1895. I love architecture and history, and this collection began as an attempt to limit my selection of postcards. The names of the neighborhoods of the bronx forgotten new york. Bronx county civil administration new york state court officers. Bronx county supreme court 265 east 161st street, bronx, ny 10451. Bronx county family court 900 sheridan avenue, bronx, ny 10451. The bronx county historical society bronx history timeline. Housed in the county building, located on the grand concourse, in the shadow of yankee stadium, bronx civil court serves the public both effectively and courteously. The grand concourse became the bronxs showpiece as the bronx county courthouse, yankee stadium, and an array of elegant apartment buildings were constructed along its length. Although the bronx is the third most densely populated county in the u. A historical sketch the bronx is the northernmost borough of new york city, encompasses 42 square miles and is the only section of new york city that belongs to the north american mainland. Prominently overlooking joyce kilmer and franz sigel parks, this ninestory limestone building was designed in the neoclassical style befitting a civic building situated on a prominent thoroughfare.
The bronx was once the southern part of westchester county, but is now one of the five boroughs of new york city as well as a county in new york state called bronx county. Bronx county courthouse bronx, new york courthouse. Bronx county clerks office new york state unified court. Bronx county probate court bronx county surrogate court. Bronx county courthouse historic districts councils six. Success academy is set to debut a new high school here in august 2018. New yorks legal landmarks takes you on a tour of gotham through the eyes of a historyloving new york city lawyer. Copies of records on fhl microfilm and microfiche may be available for viewing at various family history centers. Bronx county courthouse grand concourse, bronx, new york c. Bronx borough, new york genealogy familysearch wiki. Marble hill, manhattan was now connected to the bronx, but it did not become part of that county by a historical accident due to changes in waterways. Learn more about green roof service and tecta america in the greenroof directory. The bronx county courthouse is located at 851 grand concourse.
The bronx county courthouse and our beloved borough hall. That building is located on the grand concourse between east 158th and east 161st street and. The official home page of the new york state unified court system. Society books historical society of the new york courts. Bronx county nygenweb page genealogical, historical information and queries if this link doesnt work, find the new one through the usgenweb national site. This joint publication of both the bronx county historical society and my office is an depth examination of the artistic value of the historic bronx county building, as in. Pursuant to legislation enacted in 2011 and an administrative order of the chief administrative judge, efiling is mandatory in bronx county supreme court in all medical malpractice. The bronx county courthouse now the bronx county building at 851 grand concourse is one of the best examples of art moderne architecture in new york city.
The entire wikipedia with video and photo galleries for each article. The bronx county courthouse a designated new york city landmark, constructed between 1931 and 1934 along the grand concourse at east 161st street, is one of new york citys most imposing civic structures. In contrast to other counties of new york, the powers of the five boroughs of new york city are very limited and in nearly all respects are governed by the city government. The bronx county historical society has just published a new book, by bronx historian lloyd ultan, on blacks in the bronx during colonial times a first of its kind. The bronx borough courthouse should not be confused with the bronx county courthouse, or the mario merola building, the present home of the bronx supreme court, county clerk, sheriff, public administrator, district attorney, and bronx borough president. Mario merola building bronx county courthouse, 851 grand concourse. How to get to bronx county courthouse in bronx by subway, bus.
The bronx county courthouse, also known as the mario merola building, is a historic courthouse building located in the concourse and melrose neighborhoods of the bronx in new york city. Come august 2018, the old bronx borough courthouse will be home to the success academy high school of the liberal arts. See all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Bronx kings brooklyn new york manhattan queens richmond staten island your opinion counts. A substantial piece of the last part of the book is set in the resulting riotous trial at the bronx county courthouse.
Bronx criminal criminal court 215 east 161st street, bronx, ny 10451. We hear more than three million cases a year involving almost every type of endeavor. Now, 14,000 cards later, i have accumulated at least one postcard from every county or parish in the country. Bronx museum of the arts 1040 grand concourse initially housed in the bronx county courthouse, the bronx museum of the arts moved to a donated former synagogue five blocks north in 1982. There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county. The decision cant be enforced until a judgment is entered. Bronx county district attorneys office 198 east 161st street, bronx, ny 10451. Mario merola building bronx county courthouse department of. Organizations new york state department of health new york state historical association new york. Bronx borough, new york genealogy genealogy familysearch wiki. This projects a powerful negative image of the bronx across the nation and around the world. Passport services for us citizens are available on a first come, first served basis at the passport acceptance facility at the bronx county clerk in bronx, new york. Bronx county family court 900 sheridan avenue, bronx, ny.
We hear family matters, personal injury claims, commercial disputes, trust and estates issues, criminal cases, and landlordtenant cases. Bronx county was the last of the 62 counties of new york state to be incorporated. Search for cases filed in the county clerks office, including cases filed electronically. The bronx county courthouse, also known as the mario.
Oct 16, 20 the bronx county courthouse now the bronx county building at 851 grand concourse is one of the best examples of art moderne architecture in new york city. For the past 20 years, the bronx county historical society has been at work on a history of life in the borough series. Additional resources for bronx borough, new york genealogy land records may be found in the bronx borough, new york genealogy land records topic page of the familysearch catalog. Bronx county officials, addresses, and political, economic, education data. Bronx county courthouse, bronx the bronx county courthouse, also known as the mario merola building, is a historic courthouse building located in the concourse and melrose neighborhoods of the bronx in new york city. Bronx county housing administration judiciary of new york. This joint publication of both the bronx county historical society and.
Mar 17, 2014 back in 2010 during renovations at the bronx county courthouse, several historical murals depicting jonas bronck and local lenape native americans were severely water damaged. In response to the rapid population growth, in 1933, amid the great depression, the city erected the bronx county supreme court building to supplement the muchsmaller borough courthouse. Job postings 12th judicial district careers nycourts. Histopolis page for bronx county bronx county courthouse images from postcards at capital impact. Bronx county officials, addresses, and political, economic, education data bronx county nygenweb page genealogical, historical information and queries if this link doesnt work, find the new one through the usgenweb. May 22, 2017 come august 2018, the old bronx borough courthouse will be home to the success academy high school of the liberal arts. Court attorney trial part series application deadline. Old bronx borough courthouse will be reborn as a success. The bronx county courthouse, a steelframed building with a granite and limestone facade, was described by the herald tribune as a prime example of the twentieth century american style, a combination modern which was popular in europe in the 1920s and 30s, and neoclassical. At this time, bronx county, unfortunately, only has the microfilm of their index, not the records themselves. Prior to construction of the bronx county courthouse 1934, there was a strong a visual connection between the courtyard of the thomas gardens apartments and franz sigel park across the street, which added to the calm protective quality of the building and its environs.
Welcome to the bronx county clerks office this site allows you to search for cases filed with the bronx county clerks office. Bronx county, new york courthouses genealogy familysearch wiki. Links to the bronx county probate courts website, the address, a map and a phone number to call to get more information. This can be after a trial, inquest, arbitration, default, confession, stipulation or motion.
Now, 14,000 cards later, i have accumulated at least one. Wikipedia article on bronx county histopolis page for bronx county bronx county courthouse images from postcards at. Jury duty, district and county clerk of court, phone number, and other bronx county info. The original twelve counties were created immediately after the british takeover of the dutch colony of new amsterdam, although two of these counties have since been abolished. You can search by index number, party name, attorney name, or file date. Back in 2010 during renovations at the bronx county courthouse, several historical murals depicting jonas bronck and local lenape native americans were severely water damaged. The beautiful bronx county courthouse,a pictured here a bit after its completion in 1935. The bronx county courthouse was built on the cusp between fdrs governorship in new york and the federal new deal of his presidency. The bronx branch of the new york city criminal court remained in this location until 1977 when the city finally closed its doors that same year.
The building is named as the bronx county hall of justice, note. The bronx is a borough of new york city, coterminous with bronx county, in the u. The south front has a recessed two story section with the main entrance the windows are horizontal and roof line is flat. If you know of any genealogy resources specific to bronx county, please share the details in the comments below. New york state attorneys and other authorized persons can request an account to view more detailed information about each case. Joseph leonard, nathan leonard, calvin leonard marriages. Bronx county courthouse grand concourse, bronx, new york. New york city family court has locations in each of the five boroughs. My name is keith vincent and ive been collecting postcards of county courthouses for over 20 years. Known as the first latina in american history to be appointed as a supreme court justice, sonia sotomayor was born on june 25, 1984 in bronx, new york. The bronx is the northern part of new york city, united states. Concourse historic district early history of the bronx prior to settlement by. Supreme court justice sonia sotomayor, approximately 1,000 students from 31 schools in the bronx, manhattan, brooklyn, queens and westchester gathered at the bronx county courthouse to present their cases, on the 20th anniversary of the thurgood marshall trials.173 1028 801 198 839 1 1497 763 855 1466 272 838 1005 688 1413 1059 1087 1393 853 1151 249 910 128 1108 1440 339 506 766 1257 344 358 1371 286 1448 660 1359 722 630 83 414 535 300 372 666 1141 643