Gate City's most prominent building, the Scott County Courthouse dominates the commercial area of Jackson Street. Erected by a builder of courthouses in Grayson (GY7), Wythe, Montgomery, and Floyd counties, it is one of only two Toncray courthouses to survive. Like his other courthouses, the Scott County courthouse has a two-story, Flemish bond brick central block flanked by slightly receding two-story brick wings, each originally with an entrance and window on the first story and two windows on the second. The building is crowned by an octagonal bellcast-roofed cupola with arched louvered vents and a ball finial. Dating to the 1920s are the remodeled entrance and the two-story Corinthian portico with a Palladian window in its pediment. Entirely unsympathetic to the courthouse are later twentieth-century additions that include a two-story brick structure (1940s) to the left and a brick addition (1968) to the right. Remodeling of the courthouse's interior has left little original fabric untouched.
You are here
Scott County Courthouse
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.