My friend Martha Jones of the University of Michigan sent along this courthouse picture and asked if I thought it was too easy given the "dueling statues." "Not to me!" was my response. I think this is actually a late eighteenth century structure (though it was expanded and remodeled in the twentieth century, so I'm not sure how much of what you see here is from the eighteenth century.)
Now that I'm looking at this I realize I like the statues a great deal. The one on the left is obviously a lot older than the one on the right. And therein lies a cool story, it seems -- and perhaps a reasonable solution to the problems of what to do with Confederate statues.
Where is the courthouse? And I'll add, what are the statutes?
And I should add that I'm always looking for building trivia questions, so please send them along.