Charlotte County Library LbNA # 30840
|Placed Date||May 12 2007|
|Location||Charlotte Court House, VA|
|Found By||Tenderfoot LBNA|
|Last Update||Oct 7 2011|
Degree of difficulty: Easy
Charlotte County lies between Route 460 on the north and 360 and 15 on the east. The Roanoke/Staunton River is on the west. State routes 40 and 47 bisect the County, and where those two roads intersect is the county seat, Charlotte Court House. Across from Courthouse Square on LeGrande Ave (Rt 47 south) is the original Charlotte County Library, a gift from David K. E Bruce, a resident of the County and ambassador to England, France, Germany, envoy to Vietnam, and first ambassador to China after it was re-opened during the Nixon administration.
In front of the original, two-story building is a kiosk for the “Civil Rights in Education Trail,” noting that this library was the first in the region to offer services to both white and black patrons.
Behind the library is a formal garden, anchored by a pair of brick “tea-houses” at the far end. Each teahouse has three “windows.” Sit on the window ledge and look down. Outside one of the windows, among the vines, bricks, and leaves, you will find the letterbox. Please return the letterbox to the brick well from which it came and recover it with leaves.
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