Susan B. Anthony, 1820 - 1906

Ontario County Courthouse

Ontario County Courthouse

Ontario County Courthouse stands on high ground overlooking a principal highway in Canandaigua, New York. The upper floor with its taller windows contains the courtroom where Susan B. Anthony was tried. Municipal offices coveted for their views occupy the base of the cupola (windows above front pediment).

Courtroom in which Susan B. Anthony was tried

Courtroom in which Susan B. Anthony was tried

An ambitious 1987 - 88 renovation restored this grand courtroom to its late-eighteenth-century appearance. Its walls bear numerous portraits of influential judges and community leaders -- and a portrait of Susan B. Anthony.

Susan B. Anthony Portrait

Susan B. Anthony Portrait

This portrait painting hangs in the Ontario County Courthouse courtroom in which she was tried. The portrait apparently shows Anthony at a slightly younger age than at her trial; at the time of her trial she was fifty-three years old.

Bust of Susan B. Anthony

Bust of Susan B. Anthony

This bust of Susan B. Anthony is displayed just outside the entrance to the courtroom where she was tried.

Anthony Bust Inscription

Anthony Bust Inscription

Detail view of the inscription on the base of the Anthony bust. It reads: "Susan B. Anthony, 1820 - 1906 / JUSTICE DENIED HERE, JUNE 1873 / GIFT OF CANANDAIGUA B. P. W. & FRIENDS"

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