Home     Daily Blog     Galleries     About Me     Links     Recommended Books

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Postcard Tuesday: Bedford County Courthouse



Bedford County Courthouse - Shelbyville, Tennessee

This is what the courthouse looks like today:

Bedford Co. Courthouse #2 daytime

The county's fifth and current courthouse was built in 1935 after lynch mob violence destroyed the previous courthouse. That previous courthouse was built in 1873 and had a very similar design to the one here. The most noticeable difference between the two is the previous courthouse had a fancier clock tower and the lower lever windows had a rounded top just like the upper windows. That makes this post card an image of the current courthouse and although the card isn't dated, it would be newer than 1935.

No comments:

Post a Comment