Chesapeake

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Chesapeake is named for the Chesapeake native American tribe.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Portsmouth and Norfolk

E – Virginia Beach

S – Currituck County, North Carolina and Camden County, North Carolina

W – Suffolk

Independent City                                               Location in the State of Virginia

Created:  January 1, 1963

 

Courthouse – Chesapeake

 

Location:  307 Albamarle Drive / Holt Drive

Built:  1997 – 2000

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The TAF Group and Hellmuth, Obaata & Kassabaum

Contractor:  W M Jordan Construction Company of Newport News

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of Chesapeake (Great Bridge). The southeast corner has a large circular section with glass paneled walls. Along the east and south there are large glass paneled walls. The roof is hipped. In the interior, the Circuit Court occupies the upper two stories and the General District Count occupied the lower two stories. The building houses the County Circuit Court and County General District Court of the 1st Judicial District. 

 

See:  The contractractor,  W M Jordan Construction Company of Newport News also constructed the courthouse in Currituck County, North Carolina.

 

Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courthouse – Chesapeake

 

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Location:  301 Albamarle Drive / Liberty Drive

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds in the center of Chesapeake (Great Bridge) to the east of the courthouse. The first story has concrete walls and the upper stories have dark blue colored glass walls. The north front has a recessed area supported by concrete pillars. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 1st Judicial District. 

 

History:  The Independent City was created in 1963 from the former Norfolk County. The first court was housed in building located at 298 Cedar Road and Conquest Drive where the library is now located. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1997 to 2000 at a cost of $25,800,000.

 

 

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Courthouse – Chesapeake

 

 

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Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courthouse – Chesapeake

 

 

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City Hall – Chesapeake

 

 

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Photos taken 2013