Thursday, July 28, 2011

County Courthouse



The Leon County Courthouse in downtown Tallahassee. Originally part of Escambia and later Gadsden counties, Leon county was created by the territorial legislature in 1824. It was named for Juan Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer who discovered and named Florida in 1513. Tallahassee, the county seat, has been the state capital since 1824.

8 comments:

Tamera said...

I know it must be really hot and muggy there this time of year, but your pictures always make Tallahassee look so green and cool, Lois.

Lynette said...

Very interesting architecture--I like it. What do the locals think of it?

Kaori said...

The architecture is really creative! It looks like a square cover for a glass building :D

Darla said...

You know, I have never liked the modern look of our Courthouse...as a matter of fact I don't like a lot of changes in our town that have taken the charm out of it.

Tanya said...

there is a street in atlanta named for him too! didn't he also discover the fountain of youth? we went there a while back!

Halcyon said...

Nice looking building. I like the mix of cement and glass.

biebkriebels said...

I like to read a bit history I don't know about, thanks for sharing.

Jacob said...

I didn't know all of that! Very interesting ... I thought Leon County was named for Leon Trotsky. Nah, that wouldn't work! :-))