7. There is a Mural of Johannes Bronck in the Bronx County Courthouse in the Grand Concourse

Bronx County Courthouse

The Bronx County Courthouse is yet another example of the Art Deco style of architecture that was popular in the early 20th century. But what’s unique about the courthouse is not its facade, but what’s inside the building. There are four murals within the courthouse that depict important scenes in Bronx history, including a photo of the Bronx’s founder, Johannes Bronck landing in New York.

Other murals in the courthouse depict former president George Washington in the Bronx and a rendering of Van Cortlandt Park. Though the murals have always been in the courthouse, they were covered by offices. In 1988, then Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer put the murals back into public view.

The courthouse was also a film location for the hit Netflix show ‘Daredevil.’