The Abbeville County Courthouse, located in Abbeville, South Carolina (a community we already talked about that is a part of the Preserve America program), has a rich history dating back to its construction in 1908. Designed by renowned architect Wiliam Augustus Edwards - an architect responsible for a bunch of famous American buildings - this historic courthouse stands as a testament to a unique architectural style prevalent during that period. The building's distinctive features have made it an architectural marvel and a significant landmark in the region.
The Courthouse is built on the Beaux Arts architectural style. This is an academic architectural style that was taught in Paris from the 1830s to the end of the 19th century. Eventually, it spread to different parts of Europe and eventually came to the United States where it was used for multiple buildings such as this great historic building!
Over the years, the courthouse has undergone several renovations to preserve its original grandeur and accommodate growing needs. Today, it continues to serve as the seat of justice for Abbeville County and a symbol of the community's heritage. It is considered so historically important that it was added to the National Register of Historic Places with the reference number 81000706 back in October 1981.
If you want to take a look at this courthouse, you can find it at Court Square or, if you want to get tactical, you can locate it specifically at these coordinates: 34.1778°N 82.3782°W.
Abbeville County Courthouse. (n.d.). South Carolina Picture Project. Retrieved from