Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, October 5, 2015

Old Courthouse (St. Louis)

Across from the famous Arch in St. Louis is the old courthouse.
It is most well known for the infamous Dred Scott case, in which the Supreme Court decided that no person of African ancestry could claim citizenship in the United States.
Some of the courts have been preserved.
And here's one last view on a cloudy day.

14 comments:

  1. An impressive building with great historical significance.

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  2. I love looking in old government buildings. This one is very nice.

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  3. That courthouse is stunning, especially its dome.

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  4. Great captures for the day, Al!! Hope you have a wonderful new week!! Enjoy!!

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  5. A gorgeous building. But imagine being forced somewhere and then having no rights once you got there. I wonder if it is a coincidence that the name Dred sounds much like the dreadful decision the man endured.

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  6. it is interesting to learn something about St. Louis through you lovely photos.

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  7. Lovely shots, and informative. I didn't know there was such a case before!

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  8. That is some history!
    Great pics.

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  9. I love the 2nd shot in your series. Great perspective on the door below. I'd not heard of the Dred Scott case. So was it overturned or something or now unconstitutional?

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  10. Great photos as always and I too love that blue dome!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  11. It is a beautiful building. And interesting history ( gotta remember the bad parts too).

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  12. Neat to see it, Al. Most people don't know where the case was tried, including ME, and it was interesting to get this bit of history....lovely courthouse!

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