To Kill A Mockingbird Interactive Map
The Radley House (Manvir) The residence of the Radley Family was desxribed many times throughout the story, but we found that the follwoing exerpt precisely illustrated the Radley House. "The house was low, was once white with a deep front porch and green shutters, but had long ago darkened to the color of the slate-gray yard around it. Rain-rotted shingles drooped over the eaves of the veranda; oak trees kept the sun away. The remains of a picket drunkenly guarded the front yard - a "swept yard" that was never swept - where johnson grass and rabbit-tobacco grew in abundance." (pg. 10) This house has been neglected by the Radley Family, thus the house is not aesthetically pleasing. The colour of the house (slate-gray) could be symbolic for the fact that the Radley Family/Boo Radley do not have "colour" in their lives (colour meaning emotions, feelings, events etc.)
Radley's Oak Tree (Caitlin) "Two live oaks stood at the edge of the Radley lot; their roots reached out into the side-road and made it bumpy." (pg.44) This oak tree can be spotted in front of the Radley's house. This tree is very significant as it provides a form of communication between Boo Radley and Jem and Scout. Jem and Scout pass by this tree when they take their usual school route. On their way home they find items inside the knot hole, just above their eye level, assuming they were from Boo Radley. He places gifts in the tree for Jem and Scout such as gum, pennies, and soap sculptures of themselves.
Maycomb County Elementary School (Caitlin) This is the elementary school Scout and Jem attended. There is a schoolyard where children would play and make their own games. Scout's teacher, Miss. Caroline would pat the hands of students with a ruler if they misbehaved and would send them to a corner. The classroom consisted of blackboards and desks and students also received recess during school hours. Scout finished school earlier than Jem as she was in first grade and Jem was in fifth. "Jem and I trotted around the corner past the Radley place and slowed to a walk at the edge of the schoolyard." (pg. 20)
Miss Maudie's House (Lyra) Miss Maudie's prized Azaleas surrounding her porch, where she would "reign in magisterial beauty".
<div>The Courthouse (EJ) The Maycomb Courthouse is where justice takes place in the town of Maycomb. Atticus Finch, a lawyer, works in this building. He has a small office: "Atticus's office in the courthouse contained little more than a hat rack, a spittoon, a checkerboard and an unsullied Code of Alabama." (pg. 5). In addition, the courthouse was very worn down, especially in rainy weather: "In the rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the side walks, the courthouse sagged in the square." (pg. 6). Although it was a small and old building, important events happened within it. Since the town of Maycomb was based off of Monroeville, Alabama, their courthouses would have looked similar. This clip shows a glimpse of what the Maycomb courthouse could have looked like (start at 2:40).</div> Monroeville, Alabama - Monroe County Heritage Museum The old Monroe County Courthouse (now the Monroe County Heritage Museum), designed by prominent Southern...
The Finch&apos;s House (EJ) This is the house of Scout, Jem, and Atticus. In their back yard, Scout and Jem have a treehouse in between chinaberry trees. The scientific name of these trees is the melia azedarach. The attached Wikipedia link has more information on these trees. &quot;Thereafter the summer passed in routine contentment. Routine contentment was: improving our treehouse that rested between giant twin chinaberry trees in the back yard...&quot; (pg. 9) Melia azedarach - Wikipedia

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