Robert S. Vance Federal Building and United States Courthouse
Built in 1921, this handsome building was designed by architect James A. Wetmore in the Classical style. Today it is the location of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Previously, the building was called the U.S. Post Office and Federal Building & Courthouse. The building represents the transition from the more embellished Beaux Arts style to a more austere Classical style appearance. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 for this architectural significance.
Backstory and Context
June 3, 1976. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/92dd41aa-66ae-425d-9cd8-1164237a7d11.
Photo: Chris Pruitt, via Wikimedia Commons