Thursday, December 12, 2013

Old Courthouse, St. Louis

We stayed across the street from the Old Courthouse in St. Louis. This is where the Dred Scott decision was heard. Dred Scott, a slave, sued for his and his wife and children's freedom from slavery and helped spark the Civil War.

Part of the actual courtroom area, although the courthouse is changed from that time. There are many beautiful architectural details throughout.

Lots of iron work. The stair steps are see through although it is hard to see in these pictures.
We explored several floors and enjoyed the gift shop. W. bought a "spy glass" and map and used it for the rest of our visit to St. Louis.

We greatly enjoyed a lovely art display by Bryan Haynes  as a bonus to our Courthouse visit.

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