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Concrete Mural Justice Prevails

Justice Prevails, Prince George’s County Courthouse

  • Project Impact. Prince George County Courthouse Historic District is a county courthouse complex and national historic district located at Prince George County, Virginia. The courthouse green includes memorials commemorating the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.(25)
  • Features & Design Context. In the newly rebuilt courthouse, a monumental colored concrete mural depicts a triumphant Lady Justice surviving the fire that nearly destroyed Prince George’s County Courthouse. The powerful image reminds visitors that justice will prevail. Placed on an interior wall in the courthouse’s Duvall Wing, the mural is enclosed in a patinated copper frame made from the remains of the original copper courthouse roof.
  • Techniques & Requirements.
    • The FŌTERA® process allows colors to be combined to create a gentle gradation of color and hue, without using the traditional brass or zinc edging outlining the color fields.
    • The colors were specially formulated according to the artist’s specifications, therefore every color formula is unique.
    • The panels were ground to a smooth finish and sealed to withstand an outdoor environment.   
  • Stakeholders. Prince George’s County Courthouse, Prince George’s County, Prince George’s County Art in Public Places