The Old Jefferson County Courthouse On Arsenal Street – Still There!
Constructed in 1862, the Jefferson County Courthouse would be added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
The first Jefferson County Courthouse was located on the same plot of land as the first County Jailhouse at the top of Coffeen Street and is where Court Street received its name. When this particular courthouse was being built in 1862, a piece of the original courthouse next to the jail was used for its cornerstone. The street would remain named Court Street despite the function moving to Arsenal Street upon completion in 1862.
Sitting on the corner of Arsenal and Sherman Streets, it was between the Old Jefferson County Office Building until that building was demolished in 1975 and the Warlock Building on the Opposite corner of Arsenal and Sherman Streets. The Silver Grill restaurant was also located directly opposite on Sherman Street and can be partially viewed in some of the photos.
The building would serve its function as a courthouse until 2004 when the new Jefferson County Court Complex opened as an addition to the former post office building just down the street.