100 West Main Street
City Directories and History: Old Chesterfield County
This courthouse was built ca. 1884 to replace an earlier building, which reputedly had been burned by Sherman’s troops in 1865. The courthouse is a two-story brick building with a cross-gabled metal roof and a tall cupola with a Second Empire mansard roof, recessed behind the facade. The building has offices on either side of a central longitudinal hall on the first floor and a single large courtroom on the second floor. The windows of the building have segmental brick arches. A brick entrance porch was added by the WPA in 1935, and a two-story rear addition was built at the same time. The building was used as the county courthouse until 1978, when the Department of Social Services occupied the building. The court house grounds contain a marker erected in 1928 by the seven chapters of the U.D. C. in Chesterfield County to commemorate the “First Secession Meeting.” (SC Dept. of Archives)
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