254-0051

Louisa County Courthouse

VLR Listing Date

04/17/1990

NRHP Listing Date

12/28/1990

NRHP Reference Number

90001998

The monumental Louisa County Courthouse is a symbol of the civic pride that permeated many rural counties across America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For many such counties, the courthouse was the county’s only significant work of architecture. The porticoed structure was built in 1905 and is the third courthouse associated with the site, replacing a courthouse of 1818. Its architect, D. Wiley Anderson of Richmond, specialized in monumental classical designs, and gave the building prominence through the use of a large octagonal dome. Typical of Anderson’s works, the courthouse has an exaggerated verticality, emphasized by unusually slender Ionic columns. Other buildings in the Louisa County Courthouse complex include the old jail (now a county museum), and the R. Earl Ogg Memorial Building, formerly a bank and now seat of the General District Court.

Last Updated: September 26, 2023

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Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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Nomination Form

254-0004

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