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Visit Greensville County and the Greensville County Historic Courthouse

PHOTO CREDIT: Virginia is for Lovers

Location: 315 South Main Street / Hicksford Avenue
Built: 1831 – 1834
Style: Beaux Arts
Architect: Daniel Lynch
Contractor: Daniel Lynch

Description: The building faces west and is a two story white colored Flemish bond brick structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square consisting of the courthouse (1831), Clerk’s Office (1894) on the south side and County Administrator’s Office (1900 and 1907) on the north side. The west front has a large Tuscan portico with six fluted Ionic columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped with a small octagonal cupola. The north and south wings are lower and have balustrades running along the roof line. In the interior, there are twin stairs in each of the wings which ascend to the second story where the courtroom is located at the center. The building houses the County General District Court and County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 6th Judicial Circuit. In 1907, the portico was added and the wings raised to two story wings. In 1934, the rear wing was added giving the building an “H” shape. The building was renovated in 1961 and 1997.

Note: The Courthouse Square Complex consist of the courthouse, the Clerk’s Office on the south side and the Administrator’s Office on the north side, which is two former commercial buildings; the Greensville Bank (1900) and the Virginia Public Service Building (1907).

SOURCE: American Courthouses |

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