Alabama Supreme Court – Court of Appeal

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Montgomery

 

Location:  300 Dexter Avenue / McDonough Street

Built:  1992 – 1994

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Barganier, Davies, Sims of Montgomery and Gresham Smith & Partners

( Michael Wong ) of Seattle

Contractor:  Brasfield Gorrie General Contractors, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a majestic limestone neoclassical structure, which features Carrara marble and columns throughout its great rotunda. The building is called the :”Alabama Judicial Building”. In the center of the north front is the eight column entrance, and on the east and west are semi-circular protrusions. In the center of the building is a wide low dome over the rotunda. In the center of the rotunda is the map of Alabama. The building houses the Supreme Court Chamber on the north center side of the third floor. On the second floor is the Court of Criminal Appeal on the east side and the Civil Court of Appeal on the west side. Both courtrooms have the same design. On the east side of the rotunda is the State Law Library. The building contains a grand staircase.

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $35,000,000.

 

See: The Alabama Supreme Court is located in Montgomery County.

 

Former Supreme Court – Alabama State Capitol

 

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Location:  Dexter Avenue / Bainbridge  Street

Built:  1850 – 1851

Style:  Classical Georgian / Greek Revival

Architect:  Barachias Holt

Contractor:  John P Figh and James D Randolph

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story white colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on the rise of Goat’s Hill with landcaped grounds. The former Supreme Court Chamber from 1851 to 1940, is located on the east side of the royinda on the first story. The chamber has been restored to the original appearance. In 1855, the Supreme Court Library was constructed on the east side.

 

Former Supreme Court 

 

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Location:  445 Dexter Avenue / Decatur Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Classical Renaissance

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story cream colored limestone structure. The building was the Scottish Rite Temple. In 1938, the building was converted to house the Supreme Court from 1940 to 1993 and was known as the Judicial Building. The central south entrance was on the second story with a large staircase.  In 2005 to 2008, the building was enveloped by the high rise Retirement Systems of Alabama building designed by 2WE Holmes Wilkins Architects, Inc. and constructed by Stanley D Lindsay & Associates…

 

 

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Alabama Judicial Building

 

 

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Supreme Court Chamber

 

 

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Court of Criminal Appeal Chamber

 

 

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Supreme Court Chamber – Alabama State Capitol

 

 

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Supreme Court Library – Alabama State Capitol

 

 

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Former Supreme Court ( 1968 )

 

 

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Photos taken 1968, 2014 and 2018