County Seat – Greenville
Built – 1929
Architect – C. H. Page, Jr.
Style – Moderne (as transitioning from Classical Revival)
Date Photographed – 12/11/12
Well – for the style (a mix of moderne with classical revival) – it is a good representative. Somehow, after visiting, I just didn’t remember it. Outside, there is the wonderful style touches moderne is so known for – and then add in the columns – it is pleasing. I think what most detracts is the setting. It is very close to the surrounding streets – and Greenville is a very busy little city. Inside – you’ll find lots of polished marble, nice wide stairwells. Wrought iron. Good representatives of the styling on the hall lamps.
There were probably a couple other reasons for the lack of excitement (besides the setting) – the entrances are all closed and is the one entrance feels very much like the big city and the attendant security. The other might have been the inability to get into the courtroom. I’m starting to really want to see the district courtrooms – as most district courtrooms represent the best of what’s ‘inside’ the courthouses. The courtroom was locked and really no one to ask to open it (unlike Camp and Hopkins counties).