I visited a 130 year-old, four-story courthouse today. It has been restored completely, down to the paint color on the walls. During the restoration phase, a tunnel was discovered that connected the courthouse to a bank. It’s no longer there, but I thought this was very interesting information. The building is a grand old place and helped me get a visual for my wip which also involves an old courthouse in a small town.
Here’s a picture of the main courtroom on the second floor.
The picture doesn’t do justice to the scope of this amazing room. Here’s another picture that shows the original balcony.
I loved exploring this incredible building. I peeked into heavy steel vaults with hand-painted doors, climbed amazing winding staircases, and examined original hardwood flooring from the year 1885. I stood and closed my eyes and breathed in the smell and now I’m home and ready to transfer into my story some of what I learned and felt in this charming place.