Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, 1964

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Title

Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, 1964

Subject

Courthouses

Description

This aerial view is of the construction of the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse located on the northwest corner of Seventh Street and Lurleen Wallace Blvd. The old jail is still visible upper right of the courthouse, before its demolition.

The contract for the demolition of the old courthouse was made with the Loftis Wrecking Company for $4,800. After competitive bids were opended the contract for building the courthouse was let to the Daniel Construction Company . The architect was Charles McCauley. The ground-breaking ceremony was held in September 1962 and on June 5, 1963 the cornerstone was laid. The courthouse was dedicated on April 12, 1964.

Information from Matthew W. Clinton's Tuscaloosa County History from the Dedication brochure for the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, 1964.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Date

1964

Contributor

Jennifer Spraggins (Description)
Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

179

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 inches x 10 inches

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