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Burnette Building

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c. 1975, William Moseley. 311 Washington St.

With its tall chimneys, sloping roof, and low framed glass facade, this ground-hugging building is an attempt to create modern government offices with integral shaded walkways. It is far more successful than the grim “contractor's colonial” Edward Wren Hudgins Courts Building (1975; 1294 Jefferson Street) next door with its attenuated-columned portico and red brick and white trim.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Burnette Building", [Boydton, 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, 338-338.

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