Former Sunset Park Courthouse

4201 Fourth Avenue
Mortimer Dickerson Metcalfe

This Classical Revival courthouse was built to house the magistrates’ and municipal courts. Its architect gained prestige for assisting with the design of Grand Central Terminal roughly 20 years before this commission. The courthouse features grand porticos on both the 42nd and 43rd Street façades with Ionic columns, quoins, eagle capitals, limestone details and moldings. The courthouse was designed a New York City Individual Landmark in 2001.