Darkness at Bay
City Courts (Site)
A magnificent marble construction that the judiciary calls home.
The Royal Bay Courthouse is a bit of a misnomer—the building most people associate with the Courthouse is the marble one, Classical architecture rebuilt in the late 1800s. Of course, the courts stretch on beyond this single building, occupying several spots on the block with a mixture of styles, concentrated mainly on a late 60s architectural mindset.
The main Courthouse—the fancy, marble one—was rebuilt shortly after the American Civil War, having suffered extensive damage during an artillery strike from Union Troops. As the city grew in the 1900s, so too did the need for a more robust judicial system, necessitating the annex buildings that sprang up in the decades following.