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SR088 Courthouse

FILES

sr088.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

SR088 Courthouse

Description

This photo postcard shows the old county courthouse. The structure was built in 1841 on a lot purchased by Roanoke County from John Gray of Missouri for $400. The courthouse was constructed by Salem hotelier William C. Williams. During the Civil War, the structure served as a hospital, and if anyone dared to carve on the wooden interior ornamentation they could be fined $5. The courthouse stood for 69 years being demolished in February of 1909 due to severe structural deterioration.

Creator

unknown

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

1909

Contributor

Nelson Harris, George Wade

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

Digital Postcard

Type

Still Image

Identifier

sr088

Is Version Of

Salem and Roanoke County in Vintage Postcards by Nelson Harris (2005)

Citation

unknown, “SR088 Courthouse,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed June 25, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/sr088.