Chesterfield County

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Chesterfield County is named for Philip Stanhope, who was the 4th Earl of Chesterfield and was the former British Secretary of State.

 

Created:  May 25, 1749

County Seat: 

Chesterfield Court House   1749 – 1870

Manchester ( Richmond )   1870 – 1876

Chesterfield                        1876 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Chesterfield

 

Location:  10011 Iron Bridge Road / Wagner Way

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J T Skinner

Contractor:  Vaughan Construction Company of Shawsville

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and wood Colonial Revival style structure. The building is located in Courthouse Square and is a “T” shape. The south front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment with fanlight at the roof line. The recessed entrance is framed with white colored wood and with a small pediment above. On the center of the roof is an octagonal open sides belfry with bell and white colored dome.

 

Note:  The courthouse is a replica of the 1749 courthouse which stood of the site of the present building. Surrounding the courthouse are the 1889 Clerk’s Office, the 1828 Clerk’s Office and the 1892 old jail.

 

Note:  The 1749 courthouse was designed and constructed by John Booker for 500 pounds and completed in 1750. The courthouse was designed after the Henrico County Courthouse at Varina. The building was demolished in 1917.

 

County Courthouse – Chesterfield

 

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Location:  9500 Courthouse Road / Iron Bridge Road

Built:  1988 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Moseley Group

Contractor:  Kenbridge Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The northwest front has a large portico supported by four large concrete columns rising to a pediment with fanlight at the roof line. A porch runs on either side of the portico supported by columns. The roof is hipped.The architect was and the contractor was . An addition was constructed in 2003. The architect was Moseley Architect and the contractor was Kenbridge Construction Company, Inc..

 

County Juvenile and Domestic Courthouse – Chesterfield

 

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Location:  7000 Lucy Corr Boulevard / Iron Bridge Road

Built:  1999 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Moseley, Harris & McClintock

Contractor:  Kenbridge Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The south front has a one story projecting center section with white colored columns between glass windows and with projecting square sections at each end. On the second story is a center white colored section with pediment above. The roof is hipped.

 

County Administration – Chesterfield

 

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Location:  9901 Lori Drive / Mimms Drive

Built:  1978 – 1980

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wiley & Wilson

Contractor:  Kenbridge Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a five story and here story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is comprised of a five story concrete structure with flat roof on the east side and a three story red colored brick and concrete structure on the west side. Both buildings are joined by an atrium. The architect was and the contractor was Kenbridge Construction Company Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Goochland County, Henrico County and Richmond

E – Charles City County, HopewellPrince George County and Colonial Heights

S – Colonial HeightsPetersburg, Dinwiddie County and  Amelia County

W – Amelia County and Powhatan County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013