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Old Posted Jan 28, 2014, 12:55 AM
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Built in 1925 and standing at 360 feet | 120 m with 28 stories it was the tallest building at the time south of Baltimore.

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In the early 1920s, architect A. Ten Eyck Brown entered a design competition for Atlanta City Hall, which was rejected.
He then made the plans available to Dade County, and City and County officials readily approved them.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami-D...nty_Courthouse
ahem. *nerd voice*

hmm. the dade county courthouse wasnt finished until 1928.

this badboy was finished in 1926, @ 397 ft. (yes, st. louis is south of baltimore )


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Henderson County, TN courthouse:


http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles15225.jpg

What it replaced:


http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7002/...ce5dbe77df.jpg

Shelby County, TN courthouse in downtown Memphis:


http://www.forensicval.com/sites/263...Courthouse.jpg
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Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, formerly the City-county building.

The building serves as both as county building and Detroit's city hall. Though most county offices have actually been moved to the Guardian Building, the Coleman Young Center still houses courthouses on floors 9 through 19 in the taller tower.


(my pic)

It was completed in 1954 and stood out as the first modernist skyscraper in Detroit's skyline.


http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/imag...-78892%5D78892




Also interesting is Macomb County's courthouse. It's the wide tower on the left. All 3 towers function a Macomb County government offices. The Art Deco tower to the right was built in 1944 and served as MC's courthouse until the modernist tower next to it was built in 1972. The glass tower in the back is an administrations building and was built in 1998. Pretty interesting mid-rises considering MC is the lesser populated county of Detroit's tri-county area.


Macomb County Government by Eridony, on Flickr



Oakland County's Courthouse is a post-modern midrise. Sort of interesting how it's built like a typical suburban office but sorta resembles the traditional styles of a courthouse.


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Jefferson County courthouse in Golden, Colorado

AKA The 'Taj Mahal"


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It even has it's own light rail station:

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Spokane Country Courthouse, Spokane Washington
Completed 1895.

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Austin is the seat of Travis County. The current Travis County Courthouse was built in 1930 and has 6 floors. It's in the art-deco style. It had been expanded a few years after construction. Today the county is running out of space and needs a new building. A plan is in place to eventually replace it in a few years with both an adjacent criminal courthouse and a civil courthouse several blocks to the south. The current courthouse would remain standing. This courthouse replaced one from the 1880s across the street from the Capitol. That building was demolished in 1964.

https://www.google.com/maps?q=1000+g...xas+78701&z=20


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Milwaukee County


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I think this is my favorite one thus far, followed closely by Nashville's. Memphis's gets an honorable mention for excellent use of statuary. This building is reserved, yet majestic, without being boring. That's the flaw that keeps Chicago's courthouse from really making an impact -- it's big and imposing, but a bit too dull. This courthouse in Milwaukee is what theirs should have been.
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Excellent idea for a thread, I absolutely love buildings like these!

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I think this is my favorite one thus far, followed closely by Nashville's.
I agree 100% the Milwaukee County Courthouse is absolutely beautiful, I had no idea it existed.

Here is Phoenix's Maricopa County Courthouse, completed in 1928, birthplace of the Miranda rights.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ma...x2112_Rear.JPG

The annex, Maricopa County Courthouse Tower, was recently completed last year.


http://www.williamsonimages.com/#/ar...4_5_6_7_8_9-sm
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Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, formerly the City-county building.

The building serves as both as county building and Detroit's city hall. Though most county offices have actually been moved to the Guardian Building, the Coleman Young Center still houses courthouses on floors 9 through 19 in the taller tower.
You forgot to show what this replaced, which is actually still standing just blocks away...

Old Wayne County Courthouse:


Wayne County Building, Millender Center Apts., and the Ren. Cen. [9359GS] by Juan N Only, on Flickr


Wayne County Courthouse by JVLIVSPhoto, on Flickr

BTW, my favorite courthouse in the entire state is the Midland County Courthouse, if only because I've never seen one like this in the country:


Midland County Courthouse by Eridony, on Flickr
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I've been to Midlands courthouse many times, that's where both of my parents grew up and where my grandma lives. Dow Chemical too.

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This is the Allegheny county courthouse, now it's all covered up by skyscrapers and hard to get a good photo of. It was an actual Richardson building built in 1888 and helped spread richardsonian Romanesque architecture.


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Dallas County Courthouse with Dealey Plaza in front.


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The new Dallas County Courthouse... the old one is now a museum.

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That's the flaw that keeps Chicago's courthouse from really making an impact -- it's big and imposing, but a bit too dull. This courthouse in Milwaukee is what theirs should have been.
i will have to respectfully disagree with you. the daley center isn't just my favorite work of architecture in chicago, it's probably my favorite building in the entire world. it's just so unrelentingly strong. the raw structure of those expressed 87' long cor-ten spandrel beams is nothing short of jaw-dropping. Jacques Brownson had some serious cojones to design a tower of such thorough and unashamed muscularity.

milwaukee's courthouse is certainly cool if you dig that neoclassical look, but i'll take one of planet earth's supreme examples of mid-century modernism over a run of the mill neoclassical beast any day.

milwaukee's courthouse is neat. the daley center is magical.
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Galveston County courthouse, Galveston, Texas

Here's the first courthouse. Built in 1897 and demolished in 1966.


http://www.galvestonhistory.org/Lost...Courthouse.jpg

This is the courthouse that took it's place, no longer in use.

http://www.texascourthousetrail.com/...thouse-001.jpg

The new courthouse sits on the western side of the island, mainly because of the growing population off of the island, completed in 2006.


http://www.chuoke.com/wp-content/the...unty-court.jpg
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Milwaukee County


http://flic.kr/p/auZ5mT
That thing is effing massive...
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2014, 5:16 AM
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I currently live in Tuscaloosa County, AL:


Source: Flickr - Bamaboy1941

I grew up in Morgan County, AL:


My photo. This thing is quite ugly....


I dunno what it is, but most of the more populated counties in Alabama had a habit of building awful looking buildings to house county government in the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s...

One of Alabama's more recent large scale county government buildings is Mobile Government Plaza (obviously in Mobile) which combines city, county, and court offices into a single building in downtown.


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Town I went to High School in: Somerville, NJ. The courthouse is very nice for Somerset County NJ.


http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/85927621.jpg

Behing it are offices for the county. Building with glass/purple reflection.


http://somersetcountynewjerseybailbo...le-hdr-013.jpg

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