Monroe County

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Monroe County is named for James Monroe, who was the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

 

Created:  June 29, 1815

County Seat:

Monroeville  1815 – present

 

County Courthouse – Monroeville

 

Location:  65 North Alabama Street / Pineville Road

Built:  1962 – 1963

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc. of Montgomery

Contractor:  S J Curry & Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story orange-red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a long porch across the front supported by eight concrete pillars with balcony on the second story. The flat roof line has a wide band running below the eaves.

 

Note: The architect, Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc. of Montgomery, designed couthouses in DeKalb County, Geneva County and Marengo County.

 

Old County Courthouse – Monroeville

 

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Location:  NW – Claiborne Street / North Alabama Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:   Andrew J Bryan

Contractor:  M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story orange-red brick structure.  The east two story front has a projecting center section rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the north and south sides of the center section are the entrances. On the east side are north and south wings which also rise to pediments at the roof line. Behind is a circular three story section containing the oval shaped courtroom on the second story. The west section is rectangular. Above the east front rises a high white colored octagonal dome with clock and steep roof. Above the center circular section is a low wide octagonal cupola. The building houses the Monroe County Heritage Museum.

 

See:  The architect,  Andrew J Bryan, designed the courthouse in Coffee County and Lee County, in Georgia in Colquitt County, Pulaski County and Stewart County; in Kentucky in Bracken Couinty and Mercer County; in Louisiana in Pointe Coupee Parish;  in Mississippi in Attala County and Simpson County; and in Texas in Rains County.

 

See:  The contractor M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Monroe County Courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

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E – Butler County and Conecuh County

S – Escambia County and Baldwin County

W – Clarke County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009