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Old Lunenburg County Public Library

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1938, Claiborne and Taylor. West of the court-house, Courthouse Rd.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

This meticulously crafted library donated by David K. E. Bruce is entered through a dainty portico sheltering the entrance of the one-and-a-half-story brick building. Brick quoins mark the corners, a modillion cornice edges the slate roof with its three gabled dormers, and interior chimneys spring from its clipped corners. A modest side entrance leads to the segregated reading room originally designated for African Americans. For lack of sufficient library use, the building is now occupied by county government.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "Old Lunenburg County Public Library", [Lunenburg, 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, 334-334.

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