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Henry County Administrative Offices

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1976, Calvert, Lewis and Smith. 3300 Kings Mountain Rd.

The Administrative Offices complex is composed of three buildings: the Administrative Services Building, the Jail, and the Sheriff's Office. As was fashionable for civic buildings when the Administrative Services Building was constructed, it is a Brutalist design, emphasizing the strength of government. Above a recessed first story of brown brick are three stories of cream-colored cast concrete. Tall and narrow brown-tinted windows form a grid across the second and third stories and the upper story is primarily made up of large textured panels separating a few windows. A single-story, hexagonal auditorium centered on the facade accommodates the Board of Supervisors meeting room. The Sheriff's Office and the Jail are one-story brick buildings with concrete-framed windows and a concrete cornice.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Henry County Administrative Offices", [Martinsville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 227-227.

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