Brunswick County Courthouse Square

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Brunswick County Courthouse Square
Brunswick County Courthouse, Lawrenceville, (Brunswick County, Virginia).jpg
Brunswick County Courthouse, May 2002
Brunswick County Courthouse Square is located in Virginia
Brunswick County Courthouse Square
Brunswick County Courthouse Square is located in the US
Brunswick County Courthouse Square
Location 202, 216, 228, 234 North Main St., Lawrenceville, Virginia
Coordinates 36°45′30″N 77°50′49″W / 36.75833°N 77.84694°W / 36.75833; -77.84694Coordinates: 36°45′30″N 77°50′49″W / 36.75833°N 77.84694°W / 36.75833; -77.84694
Area 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built 1854 (1854)-1855, 1893, 1911, 1941
Architect Turnbull, E.R.; Kirkland, Robert; Dimmock, Moseley, Browne, Dalgliesh
Architectural style Greek Revival, Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 74002110[1]
VLR # 251-0001
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 31, 1974
Designated VLR November 19, 1974, December 17, 2009[2]

Brunswick County Courthouse Square is a historic county courthouse complex and national historic district located at Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Virginia. It encompasses four contributing buildings and two contributing objects. They are the courthouse building, a clerk's office, library, jail, Confederate war monument, and a simple granite slab monument commemorating the county’s veterans of World War I to the Vietnam War. Together they constitute a classic Southern courthouse square. The courthouse was built in 1854-55, as a two-story, gable-roofed rectangular brick building in the Greek Revival style. In 1939, a rear brick addition was completed, creating a T-shaped plan. The clerk's office is a two-story brick building built in 1893, with rear additions built in 1924 and 1939. The library was built in 1941.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It is located in the Lawrenceville Historic District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (January 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Brunswick County Courthouse Square" (PDF). , David W. Lewes and Meg Greene Malvasi (August 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Brunswick County Courthouse Square" (PDF). , and Accompanying four photos