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Gilmer County Courthouse

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1922–1924, A. F. Wysong. West side of Court St. between Howard and Church sts.
  • Gilmer County Courthouse

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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Author: 
S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Gilmer County Courthouse", [Glenville, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-GL1.

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