Fittingly, the courthouse crowning Glenville's steep acropolis is a classical temple of justice. In some respects a simplified version of the same architect's Wyoming County Courthouse ( WY1) in Pineville, it is fronted by an engaged portico with two three-quarter Doric columns flanked by pilasters. Above the full entablature, an oculus centers the pediment. Three-bay recessed wings extend to either side. The courthouse is constructed of light brownish yellow brick with limestone columns and trim, all set on a rusticated sandstone foundation, and all blending harmoniously in the same color range. Numerous steps lead up to the courthouse, and massive sandstone retaining walls surround the lawn.
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Gilmer County Courthouse
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