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Tazewell County Courthouse

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1874; 1914, Andrew J. Bryan. W. Main St. at Court St.

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

Author: 
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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-TZ1.

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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