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302-0001 Greene County Courthouse

Greene County Courthouse
Photo credit: Calder Loth/DHR, 2002

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VLR Listing Date 12/02/1969

NRHP Listing Date 02/26/1970

NRHP Reference Number 70000799

The principal landmark of the tiny county seat community of Stanardsville, Greene County’s courthouse is a polished representative of an important group of Roman Revival courthouses scattered through Virginia’s Piedmont. These works mostly were the products of various master builders who had learned the classical vocabulary from Thomas Jefferson while building the University of Virginia. This courthouse was erected in 1838 by William Donoho and William B. Phillips and follows the standard temple form format with a properly executed Doric entablature. As originally finished, the fa├žade had only the four pilasters; the portico was added in 1927-28. The ornamental octagonal cupola is presumably original. The courthouse was heavily damaged by fire in 1979, but the exterior survived intact. The interior of the Greene County Courthouse has since been rebuilt.

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

Updated: October 13, 2021