Petersburg

US States / V-Z / Virginia / Petersburg
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Petersburg is named for Peter Jones, who was an early settler and merchant.

 

Independent City Created:  March 16, 1850

 

Old Courthouse – Petersburg

 

Location:  1 Courthouse Avenue / North Sycamore Street

Built:  1838 – 1840

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Calvin Pollard of New York, New York

Contractor:  Major Daniel Lyon and Captain Beverley Drinhard

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story yellow colored brick and wood structure. The building sits at the crest of a hill. The west front has a large porch with six high white colored columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance has a small balcony above on the second story. On the roof is a high round cupola with dome and statue of Justice at the top. .

 

Courthouse – Petersburg

 

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Location:  7 Courthouse Avenue / North Sycamore Street

Built:  1994 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bonet Comet Westmoreland + Hiner Architects

Contractor:  Gulf Seaboard General Contractors Inc. of Ashland

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the slope of a hill. The west front has a central entrance with small pediment above. The east and west wings have gabled roofs. 

 

District Courthouse – Lynchburg

 

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Location:  3 East Tabb Street / North Adams Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story glass and concrete structure. The building has a long porch with concrete pillars rising to the flat overhanging roof. The walls are glass panels with vertical concrete dividers.  On the west side is a recessed section. The building houses the General District Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights

E – Prince George County

S – Prince George County and Dinwiddie County

W – Dinwiddie County

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013