Caswell County Courthouse

Contributors:
John Berry, brickmason and contractor; John A. Faucett, attributed carpenter
Dates:
1831-1833
Location:
Yanceyville, Caswell County
Street Address:
Yanceyville, NC
Status:
No longer standing
Type:
Public
Note:
Detailed specifications for the brick Caswell County Courthouse of 1831-1833 survive in Caswell County Records, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. These state that John Berry's Caswell County Courthouse was to be two stories tall and measure 50 by 55 feet, with the courtroom and jury rooms on the ground floor and a gallery and offices on the second floor. The gallery was to be in the "Doreck" order, but enclosed with "Gothic panel work" It would have a cove ceiling, ornate stucco ornament, and exterior doors with "double elliptical arches sprung over them." Berry's courthouse was the predecessor of the Caswell County Courthouse (1858-1860) by architect William Percival.