5th District Appellate Court

The 5th District Appellate Court is located in Mount Vernon, Illinois, an incorporated town in Jefferson County. The building was originally constructed for the southern division of the Illinois Supreme Court, which was created by the 1848 Illinois constitution. Construction on the Greek Revival building began in 1854. Illinois' 1870 constitution established appellate courts, and this building then shared space with the fourth district until 1897 when all supreme court sessions moved to Springfield. The building presently houses the 5th District Appellate Court.[2]

5th District Appellate Court
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5th District Appellate Court is located in Illinois
5th District Appellate Court
5th District Appellate Court is located in the United States
5th District Appellate Court
LocationMount Vernon, Illinois
Coordinates38°18′49″N 88°54′29″W / 38.31361°N 88.90806°W / 38.31361; -88.90806Coordinates: 38°18′49″N 88°54′29″W / 38.31361°N 88.90806°W / 38.31361; -88.90806
Area0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
Built1854 (1854)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.73000705[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 2, 1973

This building has been on the National Register of Historic Places since July 2, 1973. It is one of two sites on the National Register in Jefferson County; the other, in the village of Belle Rive, is the C. H. Judd House.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System – (#73000705)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Farrar, William (February 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Appellate Court, 5th District" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-02. Retrieved January 21, 2014.