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“Classic view of downtown” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Court Square

Court Square
1 Court Square, Montgomery, AL
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Ranked #23 of 36 attractions in Montgomery
Montgomery, Alabama
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Classic view of downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

The vintage fountain was a watering hole for horses before and during hte Civil War; a wonderful brass fountain now occupies the site with a great view up Dexter Avenue of the State Capitol.

Visited June 2012
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Montgomery, Alabama
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“Don't miss the details at Court Square”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Much has been done in recent years to make Court Square and its fountaing more beautiful. The main change was reverting back to a true circle around the round fountan, so there is really no "square" at all. In the cobblestones on the north side (toward Commerce Street) there are two pieces of railroad track that had been paved over and are now visible in the cobblestones. These pieces of track were part of the "Lighting Route, the country's first electric trolley system. Yes, I know Richmond lays claim to that, but it simply is not true. When I quizzed the locals there the claim was changed to say our country's first SUCCESSFUL trolley. That, too, is untrue, because the system in Montgomery operated for more than fifty years.

The square provides an excellent vista of the fountain in the foreground and the state capitol at the far end of Dexter Avenue in the distance.

Visited June 2012
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“Educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

After visiting some of the museums in town, I learned that at this square slaves were sold. As an African American I found this to be moving. Visit and pay tribute.

Visited June 2012
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

To stand in the location in which slaves were sold, Rosa Parks broaded a bus, and the city's heart of commerce was absolutely amazing. You can actually see the state's Capitol building, the Greyhound bus station in which the Freedom Riders came in on, the Riverwalk were slaves came in on was absolutely amazing. All this and more happened in this very small area.

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