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Old Halifax County Library

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1938, Claiborne and Taylor. 726 Mountain Rd.

This is one of the Colonial Revival libraries in Virginia funded by David K. E. Bruce. The T-shaped, one-and-a-half-story brick building with its three gabled dormers in the slate roof is similar to the other libraries except for its small polygonal portico that was probably inspired by one at Gunston Hall in Fairfax County. The library closed in 1978 and is now used for county purposes. On the same lot as the library is the Colonial Revival Halifax County Elementary School (former High School, 1952–1953) designed by Stainback and Scribner of Charlottesville.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Old Halifax County Library", [Halifax, 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, 353-353.

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