February 27, 2012

Old Courtroom

County Courthouse, Winchester, VA
Now a museum, the old courthouse in Winchester was once used as a hospital during the Civil War. An upper level houses a Civil War museum.

An interpretive sign outside tells us:
The Greek Revival-style Frederick County Courthouse, designed by Baltimore architect Robert Cary Long, Jr., was completed in 1840. It was the third on this location. In 1758, the first courthouse was the site of George Washington’s first election to office, when voters here elected him a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.

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