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John Marshall Courts Building

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1978, C. F. Murphy and Associates; Helmut Jahn, project architect. 1993, alterations, Hening-Vest-Covey. 800 E. Marshall St.
  • John Marshall Courts Building (Pierre Courtois)

Designed to respect the Marshall House next door, the sleek, black glass box of the John Marshall Courts Building sets off the house, emphasizing its iconic, welcoming facade. This is perhaps its only success, because the court building has been plagued with criticism for its dysfunction. Recent alterations have attempted to correct traffic and security issues.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "John Marshall Courts Building", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 188-188.

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