1911 ~ U.S. Post Office and Courthouse ~ Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum
N 36° 52.016 W 082° 46.497
17S E 341789 N 4081581
Quick Description: This 1911 Federal Courthouse and Post Office in Big Stone Gap, Virginia is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 9:49:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMKTPA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 2

Long Description:
"The U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, also known as Big Stone Gap Post Office and C. Bascom Slemp Federal Building, is a historic courthouse and post office building located in Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia. It was designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect under James Knox Taylor and built between 1911 and 1913. It is a three-story, seven bay, stone building with a low hipped roof in the Second Renaissance Revival style. The front facade features a three bay Tuscan order portico consisting of four pairs of coupled, unfluted columns. The building is named for Congressman C. Bascom Slemp."
Year of construction: 1911

Cross-listed waymark: [Web Link]

Full inscription:
FRANKLIN MACVEAGH SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY JAMES KNOX TAYLOR SUPERVISING ARCHITECT MCMXI


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