Old Courthouse Museum

  • NRHP Name: Old Monroe County Courthouse

  • Address: 31 N Alabama Ave
  • Vicinity: Fruit St
  • Hours: Tuesday Friday: 10 am to 4 pm, Saturdays: 10 am to 2 pm, Closed Sundays, Mondays and most holidays
  • Phone: 251-575-7433
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums

From childhood on, I did sit in the courtroom watching my father argue cases and talk to juries. Nelle Harper Lee



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1904/00/00 Monroe County Courthouse opens, construction began in 1903
1935/00/00 Nelle Harper Lee Life From her childhood on, Harper Lee sits in the courtroom at the Monroe County Courthouse watching her father arguing cases and speaking to juries. To Kill a Mockingbird (book)
1961/11/00 Henry Bumstead Art Director Art director Henry Bumstead arrives in Monroeville to research the set design for "To Kill a Mockingbird". He takes photographs and makes drawings of the town, houses and especially the courtroom. To Kill a Mockingbird (film)
2008/11/00 Nelle Harper Lee Guest of Honor Harper Lee attends a reading of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" by Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal and Joel Vig at the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville. It is her first visit to the museum and to the exhibit that chronicles her life.

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Particulars for Old Courthouse Museum:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Courthouse
Other Description Eclecticism
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Literature
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 26th April 1973

Registry Name: Old Monroe County Courthouse
Registry Address: Courthouse Sq.
Registry Number: 73000366
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Eclecticism
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Literature, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1903
Associated People: Multiple
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Courthouse
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

Creative Works »

To Kill a Mockingbird (book) Book Nelle Harper Lee Old Monroe County Courthouse was an inspiration for To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird (film) Film Robert Mulligan Gregory Peck Old Monroe County Courthouse was recreated on a Hollywood soundstage for To Kill a Mockingbird

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