Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Warren County Courthouse
One of the most under-appreciated buildings in Vicksburg is the Warren County Courthouse. It is a beautiful structure and one of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in the state. There is some beautiful scrollwork on this building and the stairwells and light fixtures inside are magnificent. My favorite pieces of the courthouse are the big lights on the outside along the stairs leading into the courthouse. Some beautiful artwork adorn them. Most people never see this beauty for they are usually gawking at the Old Court House Museum right across the street, the crown jewel of Vicksburg. But both have a place to be appreciated. These photos were taken at dusk the other day. Drive by at night one day and admire the beauty of the lamps along the stairs. It's a pretty sight. And next time you go inside to pay your taxes or report for jury duty, take some time to look at the details of this building. You'll come to enjoy it as much as I.
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