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“Historic building”

Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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Owner description: Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style, this working courthouse is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.
Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Historic building”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Very nice vantage point/view. Walk the building! Great architecture and history. Free to see. East walk from State St. hotel.

Visited September 2012
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Costa Mesa, California
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“Courthouse - a great tour”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Docent told great stories of the history of Santa Barbara and explained the architecture and murals. One hour long - just perfect. Be sure to go to the top for the most fabulous Santa Barbara view (not included on the tour)

Visited September 2012
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“Don't miss it...”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

The courthouse and grounds are very lovely... not to be missed... If you have a chance, take one of the free tours... very informative... My only suggestion would be to make the tour a bit longer... There's too much to see and you can't do it justice in only an hour....

Visited July 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow! What a neat place!”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Everyone goes up to the clock tower for the view, but don't miss the old courtroom on the second floor on the way down from the clock tower. The walls are painted with a historical mural of California history, very interesting! I only wish we had the time to take the guided tour.

Visited September 2012
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Beautiful building with fantastic views!”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We were lucky to catch a free docent led tour of the courthouse. Our guide's knowledge was immense and he made our time there extremely interesting. The 360 degree view from the tower is amazing and the building itself is really stunning. You have to visit even if you only have a few days in town.

Visited August 2012
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