Monday, February 14, 2011

2-Fer 2

State Circuit Court 2

There's another 2-fer today with Downtown St. Louis 365, a pair of statues flanking the entrance of the Mel Carnahan Courthouse at Market and Tucker. It was for decades the U.S. Court and Customs House in St. Louis, a Depression era federal project. When the feds built the ultra-modern Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse, the penurious state took this building over for its circuit court. It is named after our late governor. We'll get to full views of both buildings this week.

I couldn't find anything about the statues online after fifteen minutes of searching, which is about my attention span. This one holds a book inscribed CONSTITVTION (how Roman) in one hand and a torch to light the way in the other. It's in serious need of a bath.


Olivier said...

belle sculpture en b&w, mais un peu triste en ce jour de la st valentin

cieldequimper said...

Pourquoi ? Elle sent mauvais ?

Elle a la Constitvion mais elle ressemble plus à une bouddhiste qu'à une romaine.

Carraol said...

Great image in B&W, so classic and pure, the sculpture is impressive!

T. Becque said...

Another nice bw. I didn't notice about the bath thing until I read your comment, now I'm stuck on it - you're right!