The Resource Petersburg (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds

Petersburg (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds

Label
Petersburg (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds, 1785, 1819-1891
Title
Petersburg (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Inclusive dates
1785, 1819-1891
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Petersburg (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds, 1785, 1819-1891. This series predominantly consists of jail inspectors reports for the years 1819-1891 with the exception of a set of specifications and floor plan for the 1785 courthouse
  • The courthouse document has been heavily damaged. Conservation efforts have restored a majority of the record but significant pieces of the drawing and text have been lost. The building is T-shaped with what are likely jury rooms flanking the main courtroom along the facade. The presence of stairs and supports indicate a second or mezzanine floor. The drawing shows a typical 18th century Virginia courthouse floor plan with a raised, U-shaped magistrates' bench, specialized fittings for the sheriff and other court officers, and a bar for the attorneys. The plan is similar to the Amelia County courthouse plan of 1791
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Biographical or historical data
Petersburg incorporated as a town in 1784. In later years, the towns of Blandford, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft were added. Incorporated as a city in 1850, Petersburg was enlarged by annexation from both Prince George and Dinwiddie counties in 1972.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Petersburg (Va.) Public Buildings and Grounds
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Petersburg Circuit Court under accession 37622
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.25
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Petersburg Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001609014
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu ft.

Library Locations

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