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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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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