Old Roanoke County Courthouse

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Old Roanoke County Courthouse
Old Roanoke County Courthouse, September 2012
Old Roanoke County Courthouse is located in Virginia
Old Roanoke County Courthouse
Old Roanoke County Courthouse is located in the US
Old Roanoke County Courthouse
Location 301 E. Main St., Salem, Virginia
Coordinates 37°17′37″N 80°3′17″W / 37.29361°N 80.05472°W / 37.29361; -80.05472Coordinates: 37°17′37″N 80°3′17″W / 37.29361°N 80.05472°W / 37.29361; -80.05472
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1909 (1909)-1910
Architect Huggins, H. H.
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 87000727[1]
VLR # 129-0008
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 14, 1987
Designated VLR March 17, 1987[2]

Old Roanoke County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building located at Salem, Virginia. It was built in 1909-1910 and is a three-story, Classical Revival-style, yellow brick building. The front facade features a three-story, tetra-style Ionic order portico. The courthouse has a hipped roof topped by a cupola, which is topped by an eagle. A rear addition was built in 1948-1949. Also on the property is the contributing 1910 Civil War Memorial, that consists of a granite shaft topped by the figure of a Confederate soldier. The building housed Roanoke County, Virginia county offices until they moved to a new building in 1985.[3]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1] It is located in the Downtown Salem Historic District. Today the property is owned by Roanoke College.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Richard C. Cote and staff (1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Old Roanoke County Courthouse" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo