The Lawyers Building: What Used to Remain of the State Theater
posted by John Morris in History
May 7, 2010
Lobby of the Lawyers Building
In a few days, Wake County will hold a ground breaking ceremony for the new Justice Center on Salisbury Street. One year ago, two buildings and a parking deck were demolished to make way for this new court house. While most (including myself) focused on the loss of the iconic Garland Jones Building, there were few voices lamenting the loss of the older Lawyers Building.
What made this building significant is that it was the last remaining part of the once grand State Theater, which opened in 1924 and closed around 1975. The Lawyers Building served as the entrance and lobby.