Alleghany County

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Alleghany

Alleghany County is named for the corruption of the Delaware Native American name for the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers and means “a fine stream”.

 

Created:  1859

County Seat: 

Sparta  1859 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sparta  

 

Location:  12 South Main Street / Whitehead Street

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Harry Barton of Greensboro

Contractor:  Fowler-Jones Lumber Company

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The southwest front has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. A horizontal band runs above the top of the second story windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Wheeler & Runge and was constructed by B F Smith Fire Proof Construction Company in 1910. The building was destroyed by fire in January 1933.

 

County Office Building – Sparta  

 

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Location:  90 South Main Street / Creek Street

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The recessed entrance is along the east side of the northeast front. The roof line is flat.

 

County Administration – Sparta  

 

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Location:  348 South Main Street / Grandview Drive

Built:  2005 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hemphill Associates, Inc. of Charlotte

Contractor:  Browning Engineers of Charlotte

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story concrete structure. The main entrance is on the second story of the north front. The building descends a slope on the south side. The roof line is flat. Plumbing was David N Shultz Associates and the electrical was K M Armstrong Associates Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grayson County, Virginia

E – Surry County 

S – Wilkes County

W – Ashe County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012