This is the Randolph County Courthouse in Elkins, West Virginia. That tower is 150 feet high and is an impressive sight to behold.
Here’s another view.
This building and an adjacent county jail were built between 1902 and 1904. It is a prominent anchor in the town and one of my favorite courthouses that I’ve seen in person. It’s also just down the street from that gorgeous church I told you about yesterday. Click here if you missed it!
I wound up at this courthouse after my cousin’s wedding. It’s great! Your photo is better than any of mine and your description crushes what I would have written.
Thank you!! I’m glad you got to see it in real life. Isn’t it impressive? And I think my pictures may have turned out so well because it was the golden hour around sunset. It was a gorgeous evening!
I just love old courthouses! Such a shame they tore down the one here. You should check out my (very old) post about courthouses from my trip in your area.
Old courthouses are amazing landmarks and anchors in communities. It’s always shameful when they’re torn down and replaced with glorified pole barns.
Some people just develop their sense of nostalgia and historic connection too late. A friend we had over last night grew up in Nuremberg and said she couldn’t appreciate the old city until she left for a long time and went back. I love visiting preserved old towns in Europe. Eat ‘em up!
Oh, what I wouldn’t give to visit Europe! Some day! And yes, with age comes perspective. Too bad it takes so long to get there.
Yeah, like about the time we’re falling apart and wind up stuck at home.😆
What a cruel joke life hands us in the end.