W. Market Street, between Eugene Avenue and Greene Street Guilford County Courthouse

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Guilford County CourthouseBuilt in 1918, the building is in the Neoclassical Revival style, with Ionic pilasters. It is the seventh courthouse built in the county and the fifth built in downtown Greensboro. Since the town was not laid out until 1808, it is evident that new courthouses were built at an amazing rate! It was replaced by the near-by courthouse at the corner of Market and Eugene streets and still houses governmental offices.

If you think that spending more than budgeted for a governmental building is a modern phenomenon, you’ll be interested to know that the building was budgeted at $350,000, and cost about $750,000!

Related links:

Research colonial court records by browsing The Guilford County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions.

More Guilford County, North Carolina History:

Greensboro Historical Museum
Guide to Guilford: History
Historic Guilford Photos