|Warren County Courthouse - Bowling Green, Ky.|
|William H. Natcher Federal Courthouse|
Bowling Green, Ky.
Perhaps my favorite part is the original Victorian iron fence that surrounds the courthouse lawn and remains intact. Interior changes have been drastic and unique. Before the advent of automobiles, the courtroom was moved from its original location in the front of the building to the back to muffle out the sounds of animal hooves on Bowling Green's cobblestone streets. When these hooves were no longer an issue, the courtroom was moved back to its original location in the front of the courthouse.
Perhaps my favorite part of the plaque is a "hearsay" portion, that notes a few local legends about the courthouse. My favorite is that prominent lawyers would frequently climb in the windows after dark to gather in the empty courtroom to play cards, and that nails can still be seen in the main wall of the building where old campaign flyers and event posters used to hang.
This courthouse is the jewel of a beautiful downtown area. I definitely need to make another trip.