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Shelby County Courthouse

212 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 52.199988", -90° 2' 59.699976"
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Designed by Architect James Gamble Rogers and dedicated on January 1, 1910, the Shelby County Courthouse is the largest and most ornate in Tennessee. Quarterly Court Chairman James Hill Barret led the movement for the imposing structure with modern amenities. Upon approval of the project and issuance of $1,000,000 in bonds (later supplemented by an additional $500,000), he appointed N.C. Perkins to head the construction committee. Until 1966 this neo~classical building of the blue Bedford limestone housed the executive and

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