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Old Clerk's Office

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c. 1813; 1989 restoration. 16 Court Pl.

Located next to the site of an early, demolished courthouse, the original section of the office is a small one-story two-bay brick building laid in Flemish bond on the facade and crowned with a sawtooth brick cornice below its gabled roof. A two-room addition, set perpendicular to the first section, was made in 1833, torn down after 1853, and then rebuilt in 1989 by the Pittsylvania Historical Society. The society now uses the office as its headquarters and museum.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Old Clerk's Office", [Chatham, 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, 361-361.

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