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Jefferson County – Bessemer

 

County Courthouse – Bessemer

 

Location:  1851 2nd Avenue North / 18th Street North

Built:  2007 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio

Contractor:  Brice Construction Company

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a three story brick, stone, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of Bessemer. The west front has an enclosed Alabama limestone projecting porch on the first story with entrances at the north and south ends. The second and third stories have glass walls. The remainder of the building is light red colored brick.  The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit and the County District Court. Richards and Sons of Bessemer completed the excavation work.

 

Old County Courthouse – Bessemer

 

 

Location:  1801 3rd Avenue North / 18th Street North

Built:  1917 – 1919

Style:  Federal

Architect:  H B Wheelock

Contractor:  Smallman-Brice Construction Company.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story reddish colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Bessemer. The west front has a central entrance on the first story trimmed with stone. A stone cornice runs between the first and second stories with two columns on the north and two columns on the south with stone facing between. A horizontal granite stone band runs below the flat roof line. The building houses the County Probate Court. The building was renovated in 1992.

 

History:  The first courthouse in Bessemer was constructed in 1917 to 1919 and is still standing. The second courthouse was constructed in 2007 to 2009 at a cost of $44,000,000.

 

See:  The Jefferson County courthouse is located in Birmingham.

 

 

Bessemer Courthouse – Bessemer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Bessemer Courthouse – Bessemer

 

 

 

 

Pictures taken 2010