Market Street was already the commercial district when Lewisburg became the county seat, forcing the new courthouse to be located on a side block in a residential neighborhood. War memorials were similarly shifted from their customary place in the center of town. A monument to the Spanish-American War was built on the courthouse grounds, but the Civil War monument (1901) is on the edge of town at S. 3rd and St. George streets. Palmer's red brick Classical Revival courthouse blends in with Lewisburg's other contemporary public buildings built in the same style, including North Ward School (1855) at 116 N. 2nd Street and the First Presbyterian Church (1856) at 16 Market Street. The four-columned Ionic portico, dentiled cornice and pediment, and domed bell tower are Palmer's, but the rest of the building was constructed in 1973.
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Union County Courthouse
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