History of Old CourthouseFirst I'd like to give you a very brief history of the Old Courthouse. In 1816 land was donated for a courthouse in St. Louis. This land is just west of the St. Louis riverfront. A federal style brick courthouse was first built on the site in 1828. By the mid 1830's St. Louis had already outgrown this courthouse. In 1839 construction began on the current courthouse which incorporated the original courthouse as part of the east wing. Other revisions have been made to the courthouse over the years and the courts remained in the building until 1930. In 1935 the courthouse became a National Monument and today it hosts many visitors. The view below is from the southwest.
Important Events at Old Courthouse
- 1847 and 1850 Dred and Harriet Scott sued for their freedom.
- 1872 Virginia Minor sued for the right to vote.
Photographing the Old Courthouse
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