Buchanan County Courthouse (Virginia)

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Buchanan County Courthouse
BuchananCoCourthouse.jpg
Buchanan County Courthouse, May 2009
Buchanan County Courthouse (Virginia) is located in Virginia
Buchanan County Courthouse (Virginia)
Buchanan County Courthouse (Virginia) is located in the US
Buchanan County Courthouse (Virginia)
Location Walnut and Main Sts., Grundy, Virginia
Coordinates 37°16′40″N 82°5′57″W / 37.27778°N 82.09917°W / 37.27778; -82.09917Coordinates: 37°16′40″N 82°5′57″W / 37.27778°N 82.09917°W / 37.27778; -82.09917
Built 1905
Architect Milburn, Franklin Pierce
Architectural style Renaissance
NRHP reference # 82004545
VLR # 229-0001
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 16, 1982[2]
Designated VLR July 20, 1982[1]

The Buchanan County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building located at Grundy, Buchanan County, Virginia. It was built in 1905-06. The Renaissance Revival style building is the only building in the downtown with pretensions to architectural sophistication. Designed by architect Frank Pierce Milburn, the design employs local stone, emphasized with a corner clock tower topped with a belvedere. A 1915 fire gutted most of the downtown, including the courthouse, which was rebuilt and expanded by 1917.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (July 1982). National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Buchanan County Courthouse (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photo