Brunswick is a significant city throughout American history. Today, it is still vitally important, as it is one of only two deep-water ports in all of Georgia. A large cornerstone of that history is the city court house, which served the community for just under a century before the new, updated Brunswick courthouse was built in the early 2000’s. But this amazing building still stands as a beautiful symbol of the history of the city and the ingenuity of its people.
About the Historic Courthouse
The court house was designed by architect Charles Alling Gifford and completed in 1907 for a final cost of $97,613; a modest cost considering the building’s prestige and beauty. It was the subject of extensive renovations in the 1990s, but the character of the building is still completely intact. The building stood as a shimmering example of the Neoclassical Revival style; a mixture of Greek and Roman forms. The design has many features, which symbolize the courthouses striving for justice. One of the most elegant of features is an ornate iron stair rail, which represents balance and the frailties of man. There is a new court house just beyond the historic one, but this classic building still stands a reminder of the history of the city. It is here for everyone to enjoy and be inspired by.
An Amazing Location
You can find this amazing landmark in Magnolia Square in the heart of historic Brunswick. It can be found among a grove of oak trees that used to serve as a community pasture which housed livestock. The massive oak trees, along with other exotic trees, compound the beauty of the building itself.
Part of the reason that this is such a great building to visit is because it is in the heart of historic Brunswick. That means there are countless things to do around the historic courthouse before or after your visit to the amazing building. Countless restaurants, shops, and great nightlife surround the courthouse, giving you plenty of ways to cool off and relax after your visit.
There are plenty of amazing things to see throughout the historic city of Brunswick, but the Historic Brunswick courthouse is one of the most significant of these things as it resounds with many of its visitors. Make sure you work a visit to the court house into your schedule during your next trip to Brunswick!
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