An excerpt from “The Luzerne County Court House,” The American Architect, September 15, 1909:
There are five court rooms, four of which are located on the third floor; the fifth, or Orphans’ Court room, being on the second floor. The third floor court rooms are similar in design; two are finished in mahogany and two in Circassian walnut. The Judges’ chambers adjoin the court rooms and are similarly treated. The court room floors are covered with rubber tiling, the draperies are of Orsini silk velour and the electroliers of brass, gold plated. Each of the third floor court rooms is embellished with a notable mural painting over the Judges’ bench: “Justice,” “Prosperity Under the Law,” “The Judicial Virtues,” and “The Awakening of a Commonwealth,” having been executed by Messrs. Edwin H. Blashfield, Will H. Low, Kenyon Cox and William I. Smedley, respectively.