Thursday, June 12, 2008

View from the Top

One benefit of having jury duty this week is access to the sixth floor of the county courthouse. This is one view of downtown Tuscaloosa. That’s Greensboro Avenue below. The Alston building is the beige building across the street and on the left of this picture. It was Tuscaloosa’s first “skyscraper”, built in 1910. At that time, both streets fronting it were still dirt roads and there was a trough for horses in the intersection! The construction you see right of center is part of the “downtown revitalization” which includes a new federal courthouse. Unfortunately, it called for the condemnation of several “blighted” properties. Some of which were interesting and historic in their own right.

1 comment:

Kris McCracken said...

Jury duty! Always great fun.