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Fifth Prince William County Courthouse
(47) Lee Avenue, Manassas The city of Manassas originated in 1852 at the junction of the Manassas Gap and the Orange & Alexandria railroads. During the Civil War, the junction's strategic significance led to two important battles nearby. After the war, as the community grew, citizens sought to move the county seat there from Brentsville. In 1872, a year before Manassas was incorporated as a town, and again in 1888, referenda failed. A third referendum in 1892 succeeded. This Romanesque Revival courthouse, designed by James C. Teague and Philip T. Marye, of Norfolk and Newport News, was completed in 1893 and served the county until 1984 when a new courthouse was built nearby.

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joyfulli

It's a beautiful building, Dave. The brownstone around the entrance looks a lot like the brownstone that was historically quarried around her and shipped east.

smllpkg101

Nice! Looks like some old school buildings we've got around here.

gnt1041

Great pic warbler... great old court house so clean and standing tall :-)))))

warbler

It doesn't look as good even now, Robyn. It is It is functional only, but thats just my eye. Thanks for the comment!

It is natural stone, Sandy. There used to be small quarries of this red dense sandstone and it was used some for building. I'm sure it was expensive. I've seen it a few places around in old buildings but not much. I took a photo of an old house made of this stone, the same day as this photo, that was maybe 6 blocks away and will put it on one day.

chickiemama

So do you think this building has been painted or is all that masonry that color? It's a very nice looking courthouse Dave.

robryan

Nice building Dave - and I bet the new Courthouse doesn't look as good in 160-odd years!!

warbler

Exactly, Lyndee, I think!!

Thanks Ami-a two point landing!

Your welcome, Cathy! And thank you for the comment!!

cevas

Wonderful picture of a great building!! Thanks Warbler. I love the bird in flight too!

loveydear

Very nice, and the bird's coming in for a landing!

lyndee

Back when simple was nice.

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