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Old New York County Courthouse

New York, New York
County of New York.
National Register Number: 74001277
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government - courthouse.
Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
The Old New York County Courthouse symbolizes a classic episode in the annals of American graft and corruption. It is a monument to the machinations of William Marcy ("Boss") Tweed, who ran "the most infamous political machine in our history". This building embodies the Tweed Ring, its power, and the paradox whereby it provided services for the city and gained corrupt profits for itself.


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