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Norfolk is named for Norfolk in England, United Kingdom.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hampton

E – Virginia Beach

S – Chesapeake

W – Portsmouth

Indepent City                                          State map highlighting Newport News

Created:  1896


Former Courthouse – Norfolk


Location:  100 Saint. Paul’s Boulevard / Union Street

Built:  1960 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Vincent G Kling and Oliver and Smith

Contractor:  Blake Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building faced west and was a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building was rectangular. The west front was recessed with glass walls. The roof line was flat. The building was demolished in 2016 by Macsons Demolition & Environmental Services to make way for the new courthouse.


Courthouse – Norfolk



Location:  150 Saint. Paul’s Boulevard / City Hall Avenue

Built:  2013 – 2017

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fentress Architects

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is an eight story brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city. On the southwest corner is a round tower with an eight story wing running north and a six story wing running southeast. The roof line is flat. The building contains twenty-one courtrooms. 


Note:  The cost of construction was $123,000,000.



Former Courthouse – Norfolk















Courthouse – Norfolk



Photos taken 2013