Built in 1912, the Former Tainan District Court (原台南地方法院) features spectacular columns and a round, baroque style roof. Inside, you can see the magnificent and naturally lit dome, and the large columns are beautifully carved. The exquisite floor, with its colorful Victorian style geometric floor tiles, was created by Mariyama Matsunosuke(森山松之助). The court still retains the courtroom, archive room, safe room and a jail. There was originally a tower, which had to be demolished due to serious structural damage, but a tower art installation has been installed to commemorate it. The rare Mansard style(馬薩式) roof, popular at the time, contributes to the building's architectural charm.