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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Giles County Courthouse - Pulaski, Tn

Giles County Courthouse - Pulaski, Tn

The Giles County Courthouse in the center of the town square in Pulaski, TN was completed in 1909. It's a large 3 story brick structure measuring 60' x 150' with a large central cupola. The neoclassical design is marked by tall Corinthian Columns. On the inside, a balcony encircles the third floor while 16 caryatids (female faces) hold up the arched vault of the rotunda with a stained glass skylight. Inside the top of the cupola, a bell forged in 1858 strikes on the hours.

located on US 31. The entire district is on the NRHP. Their goal was to have the finest courthouse in the state and they may have succeeded.

2 comments:

  1. It's really gorgeous inside, too. I went in one of the courtrooms recently (as a spectator, honest! ha-ha) and I was surprised at how much time & attention has been paid to the decor.

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  2. I've heard that about the inside before. Hopefully, I can check it out the next time I'm in Pulaski on a weekday.

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