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Law Enforcement and Judicial Center

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1999, J. A. Gibson and Associates. 345 S. 4th St.

Construction of this building and the installation of a small central plaza drew the old courthouse and a sprawling Circuit Court Building of 1982 into a reasonably coherent composition. The center's massive pediment, a Postmodern echo of the one on the courthouse, combines with a monumental stairway to squash its low Doric colonnade and flat-roofed office block.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Law Enforcement and Judicial Center", [Wytheville, 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, 452-453.

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