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Third Mecklenburg Courthouse

Object Year: 
W.H. (Bill) Sumner

The Third Courthouse was located at Church and Trade Streets. It was built in 1888 and located at Trade and Tryon Streets. Each of the tall, white columns were made from a single pine tree then stuccoed after being milled. It gives the appearance of marble. When the courthouse was torn down, no one recalled this fact, and the workers were surprised to discover perfectly preserved trees beneath the stucco. It was torn down in 1898.

Physical Description: 4x4 mounted print35 mm. negative


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Mecklenburg Image Collection
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Albumen Print