Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Before relocating to their own building, the Supreme Court of Florida met from 1903 until 1913 in this Chamber located in the old Florida Capitol. The restored Chamber includes many original furnishings, one of which is the twenty-four foot long Supreme Court bench shown in the first picture. It was made of golden oak at a cost of $350 in 1902. Using original furniture, this room was restored based on a 1911 photograph. The current Supreme Court of Florida is housed in a separate building right across the street from the new Capitol and I previously posted a picture of it here.