The impressively ornate lobby of the Pulaski County Courthouse might be missed by most visitors, who trudge through on their way to jury duty or to court. But the lobby and rotunda, constructed of limestone and capped by a stained glass dome, is worth taking your time to see.
The dome and the courthouse were constructed in 1914, and were designed by noted architect George Mann (who also designed several bathhouses in Hot Springs, the Arkansas State Capitol and Little Rock Central High School. The rotunda is guarded by twelve statues, which are meant to portray agriculture, machinery, justice and art.
And the view from the rotunda, looking up at the stained glass dome. While I was there, a couple was nearby getting their pictures taken after they had gotten married at the courthouse.