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Francis K. West Hall (Roanoke County Courthouse)
Long considered one of the Roanoke-based architect's most ambitious courthouse designs, this temple-fronted Beaux-Arts Classical building of buff-colored brick with stone and cast-concrete detailing presents an impressive frontage. The facade is dominated by a projecting portico with four full-height unfluted columns with Ionic capitals. An eared and pedimented surround highlights the central entrance, and the walls and roofline are accentuated by a plethora of classical elements, including quoins, keystones, pilasters, and a heavy modillion cornice. The courthouse, which served until 1985, was purchased by Roanoke College in 1987 and now houses offices and classrooms.
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