Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bankruptcy Courthouse


With the state of the economy these days, this place is probably very busy. This is the United States Bankruptcy Courthouse for the northern district of Florida. I couldn't find much history for this building except that it was originally built in 1935 and was used as a federal courthouse and back when I was in college, the first floor was used as a post office. It was recently renovated. I really like the cupola on the top of the building.

13 comments:

Paul - Leeds daily photo said...

I am afraid you are right about the state of the economy and the consequent increase in business at this courthouse.

Dan said...

Great photo! This was the only post office for all of Tallahassee, and I would wager none of the current POs are nearly as attractive. The first floor has a colorful WPA-era mural depicting Florida history. I suppose now you have to go through airport-style security checks to get in, though.

Pam said...

It has clean lines and nice style but it must be a sad place to work these days. Great photo, Lois ;)

Tanya said...

I like the cupola too, you and me and our cupolas lol :)
Have a great day Lois!

Lois said...

I remember that mural Dan and it is beautiful. I'm sure the security is tight to get in too, which is why I didn't try. I was also running out of time on my lunch break!

Nancy said...

A very serious, strong looking building.

Have a wonderful day Lois!

-Nancy

JM said...

Great building! I also love the cupola and agree with you, the place must be very busy at the moment...

Mo said...

I love the architecture from this period

Hilda said...

I agree with you about the cupola. Very charming on top of that block-y building. The pillars and arches are handsome too. And I'm amazed that you actually have courts that specialize in bankruptcy cases. No such thing here, I think.

magiceye said...

impressively forlorn..

Lisa Wilson said...

I'm sure the employees in that building have job security right now.

Ed Thompson said...

My mother owned a few beauty shops in tallahassee and when they removed the marble floor she was give a 2.5 foot by 3 foot section by one of the men doing the work, I have it now and it is beautiful, moneyu is getting tight these days and I may have to sell it, I hate to though.

Lois said...

I remember that floor and that's pretty cool that you have part of it. Hope you can keep it!