Saturday, April 18, 2009

Courthouse resolution #3: Materials

Third in my series of "10 things I can find to like about the new Rockbridge County Courthouse" at Nelson and Randolph streets: The final design incorporates characteristic Rockbridge area granite (dark grey prominently veined with white), red brick (an ubiquitous building material in these parts) and the white Tuscan columns so often seen on local Roman Revival buildings (albeit ersatz, alas -- you can see the vertical seams quite clearly in person).

This view is from Nelson St., looking toward what used to be Davidson Park.


Hilda said...

I definitely like the granite! And the tricolor scheme. AND the stepped design.

D said...

You're being very positive.
I'll try to follow your example when our new federal courthouse is built.