Covington County Courthouse – Andalusia Alabama Art Print
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Covington County Courthouse – Andalusia Alabama Art Print by Mark Tisdale
This Andalusia Alabama art print features the historic Covington County Courthouse. There’s simply something beautiful about the architecture of courthouses built in this era. They were meant to last and symbolize the prosperity of the time. The civic pride of the time is certainly evident isn’t it? There’s nothing strictly utilitarian about this building. It was meant to look impressive as well as serve a purpose.
Certainly the historic Covington County Courthouse completed in 1916 exhibits an era of prosperity. The county had built a brick courthouse in the center of Courthouse Square in 1896. But the county’s population surged soon after when the railroad arrived in Andalusia, Alabama. With a rising star, the county built a new courthouse in the Beaux Arts style that would last for generations of Covington County citizens to come. The old Covington County courthouse in the middle of the square has long since been demolished, but its successor has stood for a century now.
There have been additions to the rear of the courthouse, but the front facade shown in this Andalusia art print remains relatively unchanged after a century. It’s a building that its architect, Frank Lockwood, would still recognize today. If you’re even an armchair student of architecture, that name may seem familiar to you. Frank Lockwood was part of a family of architects of that era who designed a variety of now-heritage architecture across the southeast. The Covington County Courthouse and other Lockwood buildings are on the US National Register of Historic Places.
For me, this depiction of the courthouse was about family, too. My family history runs deep in Covington County. My maternal grandparents moved to Andalusia about 1940, but my paternal side has roots in rural Covington County that run into the mid to late 19th century. Although I didn’t grow up in Andalusia, that beautiful old courthouse is among my early memories in life and inexorably tied to visiting family and old family friends.
I’d love if you took a second to share what attracted you to this Andalusia art print. Do you simply love heritage architecture? Or do you likewise have ties to Covington County? Perhaps you are looking for a memento for yourself or a gift for someone you love? If you have any thoughts you’d like to sharel, comments or questions, I would love to hear from you!
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