C. Bascom Slemp Federal Building

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U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
Big Stone Gap COurthouse.jpg
C. Bascom Slemp Federal Building
C. Bascom Slemp Federal Building is located in Virginia
C. Bascom Slemp Federal Building
Location 322 Wood Ave. E.[2]
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Coordinates 36°51′59″N 82°46′30″W / 36.86639°N 82.77500°W / 36.86639; -82.77500Coordinates: 36°51′59″N 82°46′30″W / 36.86639°N 82.77500°W / 36.86639; -82.77500
Area less than one acre
Built 1911-1913
Architect James Knox Taylor
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Second Renaissance Revival
NRHP reference # 75002043[1]
VLR # 101-0004
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 23, 1975
Designated VLR October 21, 1975[3]

The C. Bascom Slemp Federal Building, also known as the Big Stone Gap Post Office and U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, is a historic courthouse and post office building located in Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia. It was designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect under James Knox Taylor and built between 1911 and 1913. It is a three-story, seven bay, stone building with a low hipped roof in the Second Renaissance Revival style. The front facade features a three bay Tuscan order portico consisting of four pairs of coupled, unfluted columns.[4] The building is named for Congressman C. Bascom Slemp.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Address based on USPS website. Accessed April 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (September 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: U.S. Post Office and Courthouse" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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