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Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse

212 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 51.839988", -90° 2' 58.139988"
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Exterior statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse includes, most prominently, six seated figures carved from single blocks of Tennessee marble, representing Wisdom, Justice, Liberty, Authority, Peace, and Prosperity. Near the top of the north facade are six standing figures: Prudence, Courage, Integrity, Learning, Mercy, and Temperance. Pediments above the Second, Adams Avenue, and Third Street entrances are decorated with carved scenes depicting religious laws, Roman law, statutory law, common law, civil law and criminal law. At the apex of

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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