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Visit Halifax County and the Halifax County Historic Courthouse

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Location: 8 South Main Street / Mountain Road
Built: 1838 – 1839
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Dabney Cosby and Son, Dabney Cosby, Jr.
Contractor: Dabney Cosby and Son, Dabney Cosby, Jr.

Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Halifax. The east front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the judge’s chamber and jury rooms have original Greek Revival style mantels and symmetrically molded trim that surrounds the original paneled doors and windows. Twin stairs in the hall have paneled newel posts, turned balusters and molded handrails from 1904. The remodeled courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County General District Court and County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit. An addition was constructed in 1904 and the architect was B F Smith Fireproofing Company and the contractor was South Boston Lumber. In 1962 to 1964, the building was expanded on the west side forming a “T” shape. The building was renovated in 2018 to 2020 with construction of a new addition along the west side. The architect was CMJW Architecture and the contractor was Blair Construction Inc. of Gretna.

SOURCE: American Courthouses |

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