Chesterfield County Courthouse and Courthouse Square

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Chesterfield County Courthouse and Courthouse Square
Chesterfield Historic Courthouse.jpg
Chesterfield County Courthouse, October 2012
Chesterfield County Courthouse and Courthouse Square is located in Virginia
Chesterfield County Courthouse and Courthouse Square
Chesterfield County Courthouse and Courthouse Square is located in the US
Chesterfield County Courthouse and Courthouse Square
Location N side VA 10, 350 ft. E of jct. with VA 655, Chesterfield, Virginia
Coordinates 37°22′35″N 77°30′26″W / 37.37639°N 77.50722°W / 37.37639; -77.50722Coordinates: 37°22′35″N 77°30′26″W / 37.37639°N 77.50722°W / 37.37639; -77.50722
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1828 (1828), 1889, 1892, 1917
Built by Vaughan Construction Co.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Italianate, Federal
NRHP reference # 92001008[1]
VLR # 020-0227
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 18, 1992
Designated VLR October 8, 1991[2]

The Chesterfield County Courthouse and Courthouse Square is a historic county courthouse complex located at Chesterfield, Virginia. The complex includes the old Chesterfield County Courthouse, built in 1917; the county clerk's office buildings, dating from 1828 and 1889; and the old Chesterfield County Jail, constructed in 1892 and closed in 1960. The 1917 courthouse is a one- and two-story red brick structure, fronted by a full-height portico, and topped by an octagonal belfry, in the Colonial Revival style.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[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. ^ Douglas Harnsberger and Susan E. Smead (July 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Chesterfield County Courthouse and Courthouse Square" (PDF). Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission.  and Accompanying photo