In 1905, using a portion of the proceeds from the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, the general assembly appropriated $185,000 to build the Supreme Court Building.
The three-story, red-brick building opened in October 1907. It features French Renaissance architecture, stone pillars at each wing of the front facade, stone trim and a slate roof. Prominent in the lobby is a massive marble staircase.
The building houses the judges' offices; the Supreme Court clerk and the clerk’s staff; two courtrooms; the two-story-high Supreme Court Library, and the office of the state attorney general.
Free, half-hour tours of this historic building are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the half-hour. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays. Tour times fill quickly, so please schedule your tour well in advance. Unscheduled walk-in tours are available each day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.