Lawrence County

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Lawrence

Lawrence County is named for James Lawrence, who was a naval officer during the War of 1812.

 

Created:  February 6, 1818

County Seat:

Moulton  1818 – present

 

County Courthouse – Moulton

 

Location:  14330 Court Street / Main Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Warren Knight & Davis of Birmingham

Contractor:  J W Chambers Lumber Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story cream colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The  center section projects from the main building and has four pillars rising to a wide header at the roof line. The north and south sides have the same central porches. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  The architect,  Warren, Knight & Davis of Birmingham, Alabama, designed courthouses in Elmore County and in Florida in Franklin County, Gulf County and Walton County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1820 and burned on April 4, 1859. The second courthouse was designed and built by H H Higgins in 1860. The building was torn down in 1936.

 

County Judicial and Administrative Center – Moulton

 

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Location:  14451 Market Street / Lawrence Street

Built:  2010 – 2012

Style:  Modern

Architect:  2WR Architects of Monterey

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story white and red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the southwest of the courthouse.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Moulton

 

 

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Location:  750 Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Paul W Hofferbert and Hugh Ellis

Contractor:  R P Montgomery

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story white and red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a projecting center section with glass entrance on the south side. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lauderdale County and Limestone County

E – Morgan County and Cullman County

S – Winston County

W – Franklin County and Colbert County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Judicial and Administrative Center

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018