Old Davidson County Courthouse (Lexington, North Carolina)

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Old Davidson County Courthouse
Old Davidson County Courthouse 1.png
Old Davidson County Courthouse, October 2008
Old Davidson County Courthouse (Lexington, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Old Davidson County Courthouse (Lexington, North Carolina)
Location Main and Center Sts., Lexington, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°49′30″N 80°15′13″W / 35.82500°N 80.25361°W / 35.82500; -80.25361Coordinates: 35°49′30″N 80°15′13″W / 35.82500°N 80.25361°W / 35.82500; -80.25361
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1858
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 71000576[1]
Added to NRHP June 24, 1971

The Old Davidson County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building located at Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina. It was built in 1858, and is a two-story, gable front stuccoed stone temple-form building. It features a prostyle hexastyle portico, with fluted Roman Corinthian order columns. Above the portico is an octagonal clock tower. It was remodeled in 1918. Most county offices moved to a new courthouse built in 1959.[2]

The building houses the Davidson County Historical Museum and was rededicated in 2014.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1] It is located in the Uptown Lexington Historic District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Survey and Planning Unit Staff (April 1971). "Old Davidson County Courthouse" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  3. ^ Davidson County Historical Museum website

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