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Albemarle County Courthouse, Court Square, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

Albemarle County Courthouse, Court Square, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

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Summary

Significance: Built in 1803, the Georgian north portion is typical of Virginia Courthouses of the period. The 1859 south portion has seen many revisions, but survives as an example of Roman Revival Style. In its early days the courthouse served as a community building, prompting Jefferson to call it "the common temple."
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-250
Survey number: HABS VA-976
Building/structure dates: 1803 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1859 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Lay, K. Edward, faculty sponsor
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Location

Charlottesville (Va.)38.02931, -78.47668
Google Map of 38.0293059, -78.47667810000002
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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