Main St., Warrenton, NC
No longer standing
Catherine W. Bishir, “Jacob W. Holt, An American Builder,” Winterthur Portfolio (Spring, 1980), reprinted in Catherine W. Bishir, Southern Built: American Architecture, Regional Practice (2006).
Kenneth McFarland, The Architecture of Warren County, North Carolina, 1770s to 1860s (2001).
The temple-form brick courthouse combined a basically Greek Revival form with Italianate brackets adorning the four front pillars of the portico and the pediment and sides of the building. This was Warren County’s second courthouse and was replaced by the third, the present building, by Frank Pierce Milburn, who advised the county officials that the Holt building was no longer sound and recommended replacing it.