Monday, August 23, 2010

3. Potter Stewart United States Courthouse

First, let’s start with a little bit of a civics lesson. In the United States, there are three federal courts: district courts, court of appeals, and the Supreme Court. The Potter Stewart United States Courthouse serves as the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Ohio Southern District Court.

The courthouse is named after Associate Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart who was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Eisenhower in 1958 and Justice Stewart served on the Supreme Court until his retirement in 1981. He was succeeded by Sandra Day O’Conner. Justice Stewart passed away in 1985 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Potter Stewart United States Courthouse could just as well be a building from Washington D.C. It contains all of the styles of a federal building and is a good example of Modern Classicalism. The lobby of the center is lined with Rookwood Tiles which gives it a nice link to the city of Cincinnati.

Potter Stewart United States Courthouse
100 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati

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