Confederate monument moved to make way for new judicial building
by Alan Reed
Aug 01, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The first project to ready the site of the old Trigg County Courthouse for the new Justice Center began Monday afternoon when workers for Monument Lettering and Setting started to disassemble the Confederate Monument.

Dedicated in 1913 by the Alex Poston Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the monument has seen two courthouses standing behind it.

Trigg County Judge/Executive Stan Humphries said, “We’re in the process of the first phase of demolitions on the courthouse. They have made good progress disassembling the Confederate Monument and are taking great pains to label and crate the monument before they re-erect it in front of the new Justice Center.”

Humphries said that the county plans to store the monument in the basement of the Renaissance Convention Center, owned by the City of Cadiz.

Renaissance on Main Director Cindy Sholar inspected the monument to assess the possibility of repairing the fountain portion of the monument before returning the monument to the site. “The Main Street Board would love to see the fountain working again. We will try to find some grant money to restore it. When we worked on Streetscapes, we tried to get it working, but some concrete had been poured that kept the water from draining and we couldn’t clean it out.”

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