Georgia Historic Courthouse Tour along Hwy 27

Floyd County Courthouse Rome Georgia
Floyd County Courthouse
Rome Georgia

Floyd County Courthouse Rome Georgia

One of the most popular styles for Georgia courthouses was the Romanesque Revival. Recognizable by their round arches grouped in two or threes, and usually featuring a tall pyramid-roofed clock tower, these courthouses still watch over many a town across the state. Rome's example, designed by Alexander C. Bruce and Thomas Henry Morgan and completed in 1892, is especially noteworthy with its heavy round arches, its semicircular projecting side bays, and its lofty open belfry. An unusual feature is the inclusion of gargoyles in the ornamentation. Molded in terra cotta, they can be seen among the foliate designs on the first floor stringcourse.

In the 1970s the county acquired the Old Post Office on East First Street, moved the courts there, and adapted this building for various county offices. Since then, it has been rehabilitated to preserve much of its original character. Behind it is the newest home of the courts, a Postmodern red brick structure overlooking the river. Just beyond that is Rome's convention center, appropriately named The Forum.

Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 5823
Rome, Georgia 30162-582
(800) 444-1834
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From Hwy 27 and Ga 20, (Turner McCall Blvd.), traveling north and west,
turn left on Broad St. Turn right onto Fifth Ave.
Turn left at second light into parking lot.

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