Federal Building & Courthouse
The Federal Building & Courthouse was constructed in 1909 and is the most striking building on Broad Street. It was designed in by architect James Knox Taylor in the Beaux-Arts style. He included many personal touches, adding to its architectural significance. The interior features a marble staircase and a mural painted by artist Gilbert White in the main courtroom. As of 2017, the building is undergoing renovation into office space. It was added to National Register of Historic Places 1976.
Backstory and Context
Thorton, William. "Gadsden federal courthouse sold for office space." Alabama.com. January 24, 2017. http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2017/01/gadsden_federal_courthouse_sol.html.
Times Staff. "Gadsen federal courthouse to close." The Gadsen Times. January 25, 2017. http://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20120911/gadsdens-federal-courthouse-to-close.
Photo: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons