Wyoming Supreme Court

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Cheyenne

Location:  1 Capitol Avenue / 24th Street

Built:  1935 – 1937
Style:  Neo-Classical Revival / Beaux Arts details
Architect:  William Dubois
Contractor:  John W Howard.

Description:
  The building faces west and is a three story Bedford sandstone structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Cheyenne to the south of the State Capitol.  The entrance doors are bronze with a grill work of brass at the sides and over the doors. The Main Lobby is finished with Georgia marble, Colorado travertine and Vermont marble. The interior is partly finished in Tennessee marble and the exterior is Indiana limestone. There is a stairway leading from the Foyer to the Lobby of the Main Floor. The Supreme Court justices have their chambers in the south end of the main floor, while the Supreme Court Chamber, Room 124, one of the most beautiful in the building, is at the north end of the main floor with the clerk’s offices. The Supreme Court Chamber has a ceiling of beam-panel design and the walls have American black walnut panels. The library is housed on the main floor in the center. It connects with the judges’ chambers on the south, giving the Supreme Court staff easy access.

 

History:  The Supreme Court was housed in the Territorial House Chamber of the State Capito at the center of the south side of the second story. The two-story room included a public balcony, a stained-glass laylight and a brilliant chandelier. In this historic room, Wyoming reaffirmed the right of women to vote and included that right in the state constitution. The space later housed the Legislative Service Office. Today, the historic Territorial House Chamber is once again restored as it was in 1889 and is a public meeting room.

 

 

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Wyoming Supreme Court – Cheyenne

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2015