What goes on inside a U.S. courthouse?
This 1909 structure has housed offices of U.S. congressmen, the IRS, FBI, U.S. Department of Agriculture and of course, federal district court. All those offices aren't necessarily still there, but the courtrooms see use upon occasion. Its scales of justice have weighed evidence in drug trials, voting and mail fraud cases, voting district changes and the city's fight for the return of Craig Air Force Base land.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The arch honors Selma's two U.S. senators, John Tyler Morgan and Edmund Winston Pettus, who both served Alabama at the same time.