• court
  • The WPA Guide says of the old courthouse that "it was the custom for the court crier to lean from the courtroom window and call witnesses and jurors from the street," often "farmers who might be refreshing their horses at the town well on South Second Street. (albemarledowntown.com)
  • drive
  • According to the 1939 WPA Guide to the Old North State, "the move was actuated because various young bloods had attempted to drive their horses and buggies up the courthouse steps. (albemarledowntown.com)