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Tazewell County Courthouse

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1874; 1914, Andrew J. Bryan. W. Main St. at Court St.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

Itinerant architect Bryan designed courthouses throughout the southern states at the turn of the twentieth century. Here he reworked a Second Empire-influenced red brick courthouse of 1874. The courthouse's square tower was removed, it was reclad in buff-colored brick, wings were added, and a double-height four-column pedimented Doric portico was applied in front of the original mansard roof. The transformation brought the building more into line with traditional classically inspired Virginia courthouses.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Tazewell County Courthouse", [Tazewell, 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, 486-486.

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