The majestic, newly-refurbished Perry County Courthouse in Marion, Alabama is the centerpiece of the Courthouse Square Historic District.
It is an example of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Tudor Revival architecture, and its history dates back to 1823 when a log structure was built on the same site. This was soon followed by a plain brick building in the 1830s, then the grand Grecian-inspired temple in 1856.
The building has seen its fair share of refurbishments over the centuries, the most recent of which has been under the charge of Perry County Chairman Turner. This two-phase renovation project has left locals in awe, with many amazed at how the old-style government building has been transformed from a dilapidated structure into the epicenter of county government and justice.
Phase two, which saw the completion of the front porch and steps, is now complete, and the Alabama Historical Commission will be inspecting the building on November 1. Work to repair the wood trim around the top of the roof and the bottom and sides of the courthouse has been advertised and is expected to begin soon.
This truly remarkable building stands testament to the evolution of the county and its commitment to preserving its rich history and culture. Its idyllic front porch and steps befit the grandeur of its Greek Revival design, and it is sure to remain an integral part of Marion’s cultural heritage for many years to come.
(Source: Turner Media)