On Monday, May 9, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony took place to welcome a brand-new federal courthouse to Anniston. Read on to learn all about Anniston’s newest addition.
A complement to Anniston
Calhoun County has a new 63,000 sq. ft. federal courthouse to celebrate. The courthouse dons a classic look designed to complement the historic aesthetic of the community.
US Government Services Administration officials, Alabama district judges, other officials and local community members were in attendance for the exciting unveiling.
The three-story courthouse, built to serve the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, features a beautiful limestone and brick exterior. The facility includes a district courtroom, a bankruptcy courtroom, three judges’ chambers and ample parking space.
The US Bankruptcy Court, US Marshals Service, US Attorney’s Office, a bankruptcy administrator and the US Probation and Pretrial Services System will have workspace provided for them in the courthouse as well.
A lively gathering
According to the Anniston Star, students from Oxford High School sang three songs at the lively ceremony, including pop classics like Dancing in the Streets by Martha and the Vandellas.
Among the many public figures in attendance was District Court Judge Corey Maze.
“This building is the culmination of a lot of work. I’d like to thank the U.S. Senate for helping make it come about and thank the architects. This will be here for a long time and is good for the judiciary and the City of Anniston. There are many things to be built around it, and it is like a fountain of justice.”District Court Judge Corey Maze to the Anniston Star
This new courthouse has been a work in progress since 2019, built and designed by Birmingham-based construction firm B.L Harbert International LLC.
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