Years ago I read a magazine article about the Pacific County Courthouse in South Bend, Washington, which made me want to visit and see its wonderful architecture. The most beautiful feature of this courthouse is a large circular window of mostly green and yellow stained glass that glows overhead–something pretty to look at while waiting for a criminal trial. It is stunning! There is also this beautifully designed spiral staircase with a wooden handrail that curves gracefully between floors; in this case I show the descent of the stairs from the second to the first floor.
When we visited, a kind staff member showed us around the courthouse, including letting us into a courtroom, which had old Stickley-style chairs for the twelve jurors. This courthouse was built in a time when public buildings were showplaces.
SIZE: This photograph is printed at an approximate final size of a bit over 3x3,” and is printed on cotton rag photographic paper using pigmented inks for an estimated 400-year display life.
LIMITED EDITION: This photographic print is part of a limited edition produced by photographer Lee Rentz. The edition consists of 250 prints, which includes all sizes and methods of printing.