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View, Former Caswell County Courthouse, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina

Former Caswell County Courthouse (Yanceyville, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
View, Former Caswell County Courthouse, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
County courthouses
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1073pnc001
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
Yanceyville (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: Caswell County Courthouse, Former (Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Percival, William 
Architect:
more info on McKnight, David, 1811-1886 
Built:
Street:
144 Court Square
Community:
Yanceyville
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
27379
Architectural note:
Designed by architect William Percival. This example of the Italianate style stands in contrast with the multitude of more staid Greek Revival courthouses being erected in the region around this time. The design is complete with a domed cupola, arched central pavilions, and pilasters frame arched windows along the upper story. The courtroom boasts an arched judges' niche, cast-iron railings, and a molded plaster ceiling.
Historical note:
Percival's design took first prize at the 1858 North Carolina State Fair in the category of architectural drawing. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Yanceyville (N.C.)
Subjects:
County courthouses
Judicial buildings
Public buildings
Historic buildings
National Register of Historic Places
Courthouses
Contests
Courtrooms
Arches
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
Domes
Cupolas
Pavilions (Building divisions)
Pilasters
Arched windows
Cast-iron
Niches (Architecture)
Plaster
Architectural moldings
Latitude, Longitude:
36.40747, -79.336235
External Resources:
Caswell County Historic Sites