The 1763 Olde Colonial Courthouse


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The Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project (PARP) was invited by Tales of Cape Cod to conduct an architectural survey within the Olde Colonial Courthouse in Barnstable, Massachusetts. The goals of this survey were to determine how much of the original 18th century courthouse remained in the present structure, to determine the nature of the relationship between the Captain Adolph Bell and the Shelburne Museum’s Statue of Justice and the Olde Colonial Courthouse, to research the historical documentation relating to the construction and use of the Olde Colonial Courthouse building, to place the Olde Colonial Courthouse within a larger context of courthouses and court proceeding in 18th century New England, and to make recommendations for future research.

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Report Body

Appendix A (Figures 1-19)

Appendix A (Figures 20-38)

Appendices B and C