Garrison Flag at the Historic Old Courthouse in St. Louis

Garrison Flag at Historic Old Courthouse

Hello everyone,

Every time I visit the Historic Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, I am drawn to the incredible murals in the dome, which was modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Architect of the dome, William Rumbold, constructed a test model in order to prove that the design would work.

Once completed Carl Wimar was commissioned to paint murals in the eye-shaped openings on the interior. The subjects of the lunettes were four significant benchmarks in St. Louis history. Over the years, the murals have undergone several restorations.


In commemoration of Flag Day, 2008, a 33-star, 36" x 20' historic Garrison Flag was raised to the fifth floor level inside the building offering a photographic opportunity. Bob Moore was on hand to capture the glory of this historic flag hanging above the rotunda.


I hope you enjoy our work and explore the collection spotlighting the history and architecture of St. Louis. Perhaps you will put it on your list of places to visit. 

Betty Moore
Photographer / Artist