The Old Courthouse is crumbling.

Your engraved brick helps repave the walkway, funds a renovation of the building, and lets you buy a piece of history. Etch your support of Northampton in stone.

How it Works

1. Choose your brick size

4 x 8 Brick: $75
Up to 3 lines of text, 13 characters per line

8 x 8 Brick: $150
Up to 5 lines of text, 16 characters per line

2. Write your text

Use your engraved brick to memorialize a loved one, promote your business, propose to your fiancé. Anything goes.

3. Buy the Brick

Our brief form makes it easy.

Don’t want a brick?
You can still support the courthouse.


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The Building

The Courthouse is an icon, one of the most striking landmarks in the City, and known as the “front lawn of Northampton.” But slowly, the 127-year-old building has slipped into decline and decay. Now, whole portions of the building are unusable, while other areas are becoming unsafe. The Courthouse needs preserving if we want to continue to enjoy it. And the City needs your help to do it.

Your brick will be installed on the walkway forever.

The Renovation

Our Courthouse needs some serious repairs before it’s too late. The entrance stairs are shifting away from the building, the foundation is cracked, and the roof is leaking. The iconic tower rising above the City is at risk of crumbling. These repairs have a hefty price tag: $4.5 million dollars.
Your contribution will help to:
  • Repave the walkway
  • Stabilize the entrance stairs
  • Fix the rocky foundation
  • Repair the roof and existing water damage
  • Restore the building’s tower
  • Install dry sprinkler system for fragile and one-of-a-kind record storage
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