How to Use the Images
Photo 4: Courtroom, Byron R. White
U.S. Courthouse today
(General Services Administration)
Today, the Byron R. White Courthouse is used by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit hears appeals from cases tried within all the district courts located in the Tenth Circuit, including those in Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, and New Mexico. This room served as the law library when the building was first constructed. During the renovation in the early 1990s, GSA restored the library and also converted the room into a small courtroom.
Questions for Photo 4
1. Describe the room shown in Photo 4. What clues can you find that tell you what its original use was? Why would this kind of room have been an important part of the courthouse?
2. What clues in this photo indicate how the room is used today? Do you think this was an appropriate reuse of the room? Why or why not?
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