Back side of museum.
Left side of museum.
Front view of museum.
Right side of museum.
Across the street to get this shot.
Standing at the base of the steps.
Civil war cannon on grounds.
The Old Court House, built in 1858, stands today as Vicksburg’s most historic structure and about this time around Easter, it is in full bloom of dogwoods, surrounding the landmark. This magnificent building stands in a whole city block and managed to survive the Civil War back in 1863. Yesterday, I took these pictures for you and if you are ever in Vicksburg, make sure that you stop here, because it is a must see. The building stands today as an architectural gem and was named one of the 20 most outstanding courthouses in America by the American Institute of Architects. Four porticos, supported by 30 foot Ionic columns flank the entrances. The courtroom on the second floor features a cast iron judge’s dias and railings, and an intricate iron stairway connects the first and second floors. The original iron doors and shutters remain on the building. Hope you enjoy the pictures and wishing all my blogger friends a very Happy Easter!