Capitolshots Photography’s collection of images of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse in Bessemer, Alabama.
Though Birmingham is the county seat, an additional courthouse was authorized by the State Legislature for Bessemer in the early 1900s as preparations were made to split the western half of Jefferson County off into its own county — a split which never came. The Bessemer courthouse, designed by H.B. Wheelock and built in 1920, was replaced by the Jefferson County Bessemer Justice Center, completed on the same block in 2009. The historic Jefferson County Courthouse is included in the Downtown Bessemer Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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