Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse

Statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse (HMLQB)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.864', W 90° 2.969'

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Exterior statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse includes, most prominently, six seated figures carved from single blocks of Tennessee marble, representing Wisdom, Justice, Liberty, Authority, Peace, and Prosperity. Near the top of the north facade are six standing figures: Prudence, Courage, Integrity, Learning, Mercy, and Temperance. Pediments above the Second, Adams Avenue, and Third Street entrances are decorated with carved scenes depicting religious laws, Roman law, statutory law, common law, civil law and criminal law. At the apex of
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each of these pediments is the head of Minerva roman goddess of wisdom. Since 1921 the south corridor has featured a bust of President Andrew Jackson, one of the founders of Memphis. Sculpted by John Frazee from life in 1835, the bust was purchased by the City in 1858 and originally placed in the Court Square two blocks southwest of this site. The bust features at its base the words of Jackson's famous toast "Our Federal Union, It must and shall be preserved." This inscription was defaced during the Civil War but, like the Union itself, was soon restored.
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Placed ByThe Seal of Shelby County Tennessee
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768795 N 3893412
Decimal Degrees35.14773333, -90.04948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.864', W 90° 2.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 51.84" N, 90° 2' 58.14" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 158-172 Adams Ave, Memphis TN 38103, US
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