Walker County

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Walker County is named for John William Walker, who was a United States Senator from Alabama.

 

Created:  December 26, 1823

County Seat:        

Jasper  1823 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jasper

 

Location:  1803 3rd Avenue South / 19th Street East

Built:  1932 – 1933

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Charles H McCauley

Contractor:  Foster & Creighton

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story white colored limestone  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a projecting center section with two limestone dividers with the entrance in the center of the first story. The east and west wings are lower and project from the main building. The central section rises three stories. The windows are vertical with dividing panels. The building was restored in 1975 after a tornado on April 3, 1974. The architect was Cobb / Adams / Benton, Architects Inc. and the contractor was Sparks Construction, Inc.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1865. The second courthouse was built in 1877 and the third courthouse was built in 1887. The fourth and previous courthouse was designed by Smith & Carter and constructed by B C Bynum in 1907 at a cost of $200,000. The building was destroyed by fire in 1932.

 

 County Courthouse Annex – Jasper

 

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Location:  1803 3rd Avenue South / 19th Street East

Built:  1976 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cobb / Adams / Benton, Architects Inc.

Contractor:  Sparks Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of the city on the north side of the courthouse and has horizontal windows with wide horizontal concrete sections. A wide white colored band runs along the flat roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Winston County

E – Cullman County, Blount County and Jefferson County

S – Jefferson County and Tuscaloosa County

W – Fayette County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2018