Buckingham Courthouse Historic District

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Buckingham Courthouse Historic District
Buckingham VA - county courthouse.jpg
Buckingham County Courthouse, November 2008
Buckingham Courthouse Historic District is located in Virginia
Buckingham Courthouse Historic District
Buckingham Courthouse Historic District is located in the US
Buckingham Courthouse Historic District
Location Both sides of U.S. 60, Buckingham, Virginia
Coordinates 36°33′05″N 78°33′07″W / 36.55139°N 78.55194°W / 36.55139; -78.55194Coordinates: 36°33′05″N 78°33′07″W / 36.55139°N 78.55194°W / 36.55139; -78.55194
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
Architectural style Roman Revival
NRHP reference # 69000225[1]
VLR # 251-0001
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 12, 1969
Designated VLR September 9, 1969[2]

Buckingham Courthouse Historic District is a historic county courthouse complex and national historic district located at Buckingham, Buckingham County, Virginia. It encompasses 10 contributing buildings and 1 contributing object. The courthouse building was built in 1873, and is a two-story temple-form Greek Revival style building fronted by a pedimented tetrastyle Doric order portico. It replaced an earlier courthouse designed by Thomas Jefferson and built between 1822 and 1824, but burned down in 1869. Also included in the district is the former Buckingham Tavern, former Buckingham Inn, the Leach House, the Presbyterian manse, the Masonic Hall, a brick house called West View, the Trinity Presbyterian Church (c. 1830), and Confederate monument.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.[1]

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 (August 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Buckingham Courthouse Historic District" (PDF).  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map Archived September 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.