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Page County Courthouse

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1833–1834, William B. Phillips, mason, and Malcolm F. Crawford, carpenter. 116 S. Court St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This final courthouse built by Phillips and Crawford, who had worked for Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia and had collaborated on the courthouses for Madison and (probably) Caroline counties, is closely modeled on their previous work that was inspired by Jefferson's university. The central section of the three-part white-painted brick courthouse features a four-bay arcade at ground level and a Tuscan pediment with a large lunette window. The flanking wings are unusual with their arcaded fronts of three bays, and the resulting facade evokes the arcaded buildings at the University of Virginia. The courthouse's crowning touch is Crawford's square cupola, which features paired pilasters supporting pedimented gables on each of the four sides.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Page County Courthouse", [Luray, 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, 79-80.

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