Friday, September 20, 2013

Historical Village - Courthouse Windows


This courthouse was built in 1859-1860 and is Florida's oldest surviving courthouse that was originally built as a courthouse.
It was moved to Manatee Historical Village in 1976 and is on the
U.S. National Register of Historic Places


Our county was the home of Native Americans for thousands of years and became a county in 1855


Above reflection of the old Church from outside the courthouse and a shot through the same window from inside the courthouse.


Bradenton was settled in 1842 and incorporated in 1903.


31 comments:

Deb said...

Those windows are beautiful!!! Love that last shot!

Mersad said...

I love this. Sure doesn't look like todays courthouses. Those windows are big as the door!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

GOOSE said...

That is so so beautiful. It looks very peaceful.
Blessings,
Goose

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Love the reflection shot you did! Perfection!

What a calm looking place and all the moss hanging from the trees. Reminds me of Savannah.

Gail said...

I enjoy all kinds of history. I especially enjoyed the reflection and the clean windows.

Rose said...

Wow--I love those shots looking through the window! And they look so clean...

TexWisGirl said...

great reflection shot! you could join in at www.weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ this morning! :)

Blackberry Lane said...

These are wonderful photos. I love places like this to visit.

Doronette NF said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely captures of this beautiful house !

I'm happy to find your nice blog. Hope you'll check mine :)

Madi and Mom said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL THAT IT HAS BEEN MAINTAINED IN SUCH PRISTINE CONDITION.

MOM WISHES HER WINDOWS WERE THAT CLEAN!! MOL MOL.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Next time I'm in Florida I must visit this place. It's only 48 miles from my dad's house! I'm so in love with the buildings.....

From the Kitchen said...

I especially love the reflections in the courthouse windows.

Best,
Bonnie

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Those reflections are awesome!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The pictures taken through the windows are really pretty.

SweetMarie said...

It's so pretty there! I love the next to the last photo. :)

Linda said...

Enjoyed reading about the history of this place and the reflections in the window and view from inside of the old church.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Such a pretty church....wow that courthouse has been kept in good shape

Ginny said...

For me, the best thing abut this is your wonderful window reflections!! This is also the prettiest courthouse I have ever seen!!! None of that huge dark stone or brick with an imposing statue of Lady Liberty looming above.

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE that shot out the window - where you see the beautiful white building and the Spanish Moss!

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

LC said...

Love the window shots, but the view down the lane framed with the trees and moss, ahhhhhh1

barbara l. hale said...

What a nice old building! Glad it has survived to date.

photowannabe said...

Love learning about your City and I especially like the reflections in the windows.
I'm glad they have preserved History.

Ann said...

seeing these crystal clear windows made me realize just how filthy my windows are....lol
I like the looks of that court house

Cranberry Morning said...

Ah, I love the reflections!!

Paula Fraker said...

What a gorgeous place!!! *sigh* I love how the building is up on bricks. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

I love old buildings like this one and all the history that surrounds them. It makes me happy to see it being preserved and taken care of along with the others in the village.

Love those reflections, especially the last one.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Charming & beautiful court house.I can see the big windows about which you have clarified in the next post.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's super that the courthouse is so well preserved!

Kathy said...

So glad I stopped by to visit today. You know how I feel about courthouses!

Betty Manousos said...

love those reflections!
some seriously stunning shots!
love learning about your city, the courthouse looks so well-preserved too.