(Of course, Their Renaming it after a ‘civil rights pioneer.’ Because traditional Southerners never did anything worthy in history? – DD)
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Loudoun’s Charles Hamilton Houston Courthouse Sign Planned
(Loudoun Now) – Supervisors on Tuesday night approved mounting a sign above the entrance to the historic Loudoun County courthouse proclaiming it the “Charles Hamilton Houston Courthouse,” in honor of the pioneering Black attorney who led a landmark case in civil rights inside.
It will be the first major change to the face of the courthouse since it was finished in 1895. The project will mount the name “Charles Hamilton Houston Courthouse” in 10-inch, metallic gold-colored aluminum letters across the width of the courthouse’s portico. The project is estimated to cost $10,800.
Loudoun County Public Information Officer Glen Barbour said county staff worked to ensure the sign would not interfere with ongoing work to designate the courthouse a National Historic Landmark, by avoiding damaging the vertical flat services with the sign’s mounting.
Supervisors voted to name the courthouse in honor of Houston in February. It is the latest in years of changes to the courthouse environs.
Until July 2020, the courthouse lawn hosted the “Silent Sentinel,” a statue of a Confederate soldier erected in 1908 at the height of the Jim Crow era. Even before it came down, a county committee planned and supervisors approved “The Path to Freedom,” a series of new exhibits detailing the history of slavery and struggle for civil rights in Loudoun County. That work is planned alongside construction of a new courthouse building and…