Considered the oldest surviving court building in Virginia west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah County Courthouse dominates the center of Woodstock. Its coursed limestone walls and ogee-roofed hexagonal cupola, reminiscent of German Baroque churches, reflect the building practices and forms of the large German population that settled the Woodstock area from the mid-eighteenth century. Additions to the building include a brick wing (1840) and a larger Romanesque Revival-influenced brick addition (1880) to the wing. The building and the additions are now painted a light gray color. A two-story Tuscan portico was attached to the building's front in 1929. With the construction of a new courthouse in the 1970s, the old courthouse became a museum and public meeting space.
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Old Shenandoah County Courthouse
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