Clay County Courthouse

Courthouse Sq., Ashland, Alabama

Clay County Courthouse

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Clay County Courthouse

Photo taken by WillyT

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Description 

Clay County Courthouse was posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1976 (#76000316)

Quote from the marker: "The county's first courthouse burned in 1875. Anniston architect Charles W. Carlston designed the present courthouse with Italian Renaissance elements. Contractor Harper & Barnes of Cleveland, Tenn. completed the building in August 1906 at a cost of $37,986. A Seth Thomas clock in the dome is dated 1907. The courthouse has the highest elevation of any courthouse in Alabama. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black began his legal career here in 1906. Congressman Bob Riley launched a campaign for governor on the west side of the courthouse, and in 2003 became the first county native to serve as governor. This marker celebrating the centennial of the courthouse was unveiled on Aug. 12, 2006."

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1976
Reference number
76000316
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival; Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Italian Renaissance Revival
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Courthouse
Current function
Courthouse
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1903

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2011: New Street View added by WillyT
  • May 17, 2011: Updated by WillyT: Added pictures and description
  • May 17, 2011: New photos from WillyT

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