Learn About the DeKalb County Courthouse on the 100 Year Anniversary of Its Fire


Did you know that the Old DeKalb County Courthouse that sits at the center of Decatur is the FIFTH such courthouse to reside on that spot?

Next Tuesday, September 20th’s talk – given by DeKalb History Center staff members Fred Mobley and Jenny Goldemund – will focus on the fire at the fourth DeKalb County Courthouse that took place 100 years ago.

According to details for the event, the talk will focus on the fire, but will also “include background information on Decatur’s square and why the courthouse is located here…the history and architecture of the 1898 courthouse” and a discussion of the fifth courthouse, which still stands today.

Photo caption: Scott Candler used this image of the burning courthouse on a 1941 New Years’ Eve postcard expressing his appreciation for the community’s support.