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Mobile County Courthouse, ca. 1925

The Mobile County Courthouse and city jail, ca. 1925. It was designed by Mobile architect Rudolf Benz in the Neoclassical style, featuring decorative Roman goddess figures, columns, and domed towers. Hurricanes in 1906 and 1916 caused significant damage to the statuary and clock tower. This courthouse was demolished in the 1950s and replaced with an Art Deco-style building. That was replaced in 2007 with the current building.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress