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Portsmouth is named for Portsmouth in England, United Kingdom.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Newport News

E – Norfolk

S – Chesapeake

W – Chesapeake and  Suffolk

Indeoendent City                                   State map highlighting Portsmouth

Created:  1858


Courthouse – Portsmouth  


Location:  1345 Court Street / Lincoln Street

Built:  2009 – 2011

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Moseley Architects and HBA Architects

Contractor:  Clancy & Theys Construction Company.


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building has a square shaped center section and lower north and south wings which are “L” shaped on the east side.  The west front has a large white colored concrete center section with three rectangular openings. The windows are long and vertical. A wide white colored band runs below the flat roof line.


Old Norfolk County Courthouse – Portsmouth  



Location:  400 High Street / Court Street

Built:  1850 – 1851

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  William Singleton

Contractor:  Willougby G Butler


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a large portico with arches on the first story and steps ascending to the second story. There are four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The building served as the Norfolk County Courthouse. The building is now the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center.


District Courthouse – Portsmouth  



Location:  711 Crawford Street / Columbia Street

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Yates & Boggs

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is rectangular with long vertical windows. The entrance is along the west side. The roof line flat. The building is the General District Courthouse. On the north side is the high red colored brick County Jail.



Courthouse – Portsmouth

























Photos taken 2013