Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Jeﬀerson County Courthouse Site
In 1889 a second Jefferson County Courthouse was constructed on this site. Charles Wheelock and Sons of Birmingham and H. Wolters of Louisville were the architects. Charles Pearce of Indianapolis was contractor. Constructed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the four-story brick building had a central clock tower rising 180 feet. Total cost was $300,000. This Courthouse served Jefferson County until 1931 when a new Courthouse was built several blocks to the north. The structure was razed in 1937.
Erected 1991 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 33° 31.038′ N, 86° 48.342′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd North north of 3rd Avenue North. Touch for map. Located at the northeast corner of the Concord Center. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Concord Center (a few steps from this marker); Title Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dewberry Drugs and Phenix Insurance Company Buildings (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Berry Project (about 600 feet away); Clark Building (about 700 feet away); Temple Wilson Tutwiler, II / Tutwiler Hotel (about 700 feet away); S. H. Kress Five-And-Ten Cent Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil Rights Freedom Riders (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Also see . . . Image of the Jefferson County Courthouse circa 1910. from the Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections (Submitted on February 1, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
Categories. • Government • Landmarks •
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