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Nelson County Health Department

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1939. 63 Court St.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

In Lovingston's predominantly nineteenth-century setting, the Health Department is an unexpected element. Probably designed by a PWA architect, the Moderne concrete building is one story over a raised basement and has a flat roof, bands of grouped windows, simple iron railings, a tower-like corner entrance, and a frosted-glass transom above the entrance. The building was demolished in 2013–2014.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Nelson County Health Department", [Lovingston, 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, 178-178.

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