Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Inside/Outside: Tombstone Courthouse



The two-story red brick building was erected in 1882 and started out as the Cochise County courthouse.  Situated in Tombstone, AZ, the building is known today as the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park.  This Victorian designed structure is positioned in a cross shape where it houses the sheriff and other offices, courtrooms, and a holding cell.  You will also find a gift shop and in several of the rooms are artifacts with photos and items from Tombstone’s history.  In the back courtyard is a facsimile of the original gallows used to hang seven men for numerous altercations.  In 1959, the park was primarily the only place to be selected as a state park and opened its doors in 1957.

I took lots of pictures inside and outside the courthouse.   Enjoy…


















3 comments:

  1. I love the feel of that Courthouse. I've been to a lot of them, but never one with so many items on display.

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  2. I know. This place is wonderful if anyone is interested in Tombstone's history.

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  3. That's really cool! I like the one of the assayer's office. I had no idea they needed all that - it looks like a laboratory!

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