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Visit Montgomery County and the Old Montgomery County Courthouse

Location: 1 East Main Street / South Franklin Street
Built: 1974 – 1976
Style: Modern / Brutalist
Architect: Scherertz-Franklin
Contractor: Graves Construction Company

Description: The building faces south and is a four story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Christiansburg. The south front has a large glass section at the central entrance. The upper stories have horizontal windows. The roof line is flat. The building is now an office building. On the grounds is the eagle from the 1909 County Courthouse.

History: The county was created in 1776 and Christiansburg was selected as the county seat in 1777. The first courthouse was built by the Davis brothers in 1808 on the Courthouse Square. The second courthouse in 1815 was a rebuild of the previous courthouse. The third courthouse was a two story brick structure built by James Toncray in 1834 to 1836. The fourth courthouse was designed by Huggins & Bates and built by N B Moore in 1909 being a remodel of the previous courthouse with an Edwardian appearance. The courthouse was demolished. The fifth courthouse was constructed in 1975 to 1976 and is still standing. The sixth courthouse was constructed in 2009 to 2012.

Note: The eagle from the 1909 courthouse cupola was saved and placed on the Courthouse Square. There is a similar eagle on the old Roanoke County Courthouse which was also designed by Huggins & Bates.


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