Page County

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Page County is named for John Page, who was a governor of Virginia.

 

Surrounding Vounty Courthouses: 

N – Warren County

E – Rappahannock County and Madison County

S – Rockingham County

W – Shenandoah County

 

Created:  March 30, 1831                       Map of Virginia highlighting Page County

County Seat: 

Luray  1831 – present

 

County Courthouse – Luray 

 

Location:  116 South Court Street / West Page Street

Built:  1832 – 1833

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  William B Philips

Contractor:  Malcolm F Crawford and William B Philips

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Luray. The east front has a projecting center section with four arches and an arch on the either end of the arcade. At the roof is a wide pediment with fanlight. Behind the pediment is a high square white colored cupola. The double doors at the front enter into the courtroom on the first story which has a balcony on the east side and judge’s bench on the west side. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County General District Court and County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 26th Judicial District. There are north and south wings. The first addition on the left side was completed in 1974. The architect was Baughan & Baukhages Architects of Luray and the contractor was Baughan Construction Company, Inc. of Luray.  The second addition on the right side was completed in 1997, bringing the building back into the symmetry of the original design by two disciples of Thomas Jefferson. The architect was Baughan & Baukhages Architects of Luray and the contractor was JHC Construction Company, Inc. of Culpeper.

 

Note:  The courthouse was built by Malcolm F Crawford and William B Phillips, who were a master builders working under Thomas Jefferson and the plans followed the Jefferson design for courthouses.as did the courthouse in Caroline Counrty.  William B Phillips designed and built the courthouse in Greene County.  Malcolm F Crawford designed and built the courthouse in Madison County,

 

See:  Thomas Jefferson designed the Roman Temple style of courthouse. Prominent among the courthouse builders who had worked at the University of Virginia were Dabney Cosby, Sr., Malcolm F Crawford, and William B Phillips. They in turn influenced other builders in the Jeffersonian idiom, including Branch Ellington, William A Howard, David Meade, and Valentine Parrish. Courthouse still standing  include those in Buckingham County and Charlotte County designed by Jefferson and those in Caroline CountyClarke CountyCumberland CountyGoochland CountyGreene CountyLunenburg CountyMadison CountyMecklenburg CountyNottoway County, Page County, Rappahannock County and Sussex County.

 

See:  The 26th Judicial Circuit includes Clarke CountyFrederick County, Harrisonburg, Rockingham CountyShenandoah County and Winchester.

 

History:  The county was created in 1831 and Luray was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was built in 1832 to 1834.

 

County Administration Building – Luray 

 

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Location:  105 South Court Street / West Page Street

Built:  2013 – 2014

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lowell Baughan of Baughan & Baukhages Architects

Contractor:  Lantz Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Luray on the east side of the courthouse. The center section on the west front projects from the main building and has three arches on the first story. The roof line is flat,

 

 

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County Courthouse – Luray

 

 

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Photos taken 2013