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Greyhound Bus Terminal

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1960–1961, Clarence W. Meakin. 701 Monticello Ave.
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal

Built at a time when ridership was high and gasoline prices were low, the Greyhound Bus Terminal is a sleek monument to the open road. Its streamlined exterior of white glazed brick, with the rhythmically spaced letters of the Greyhound and Trailways signs as the only real decorative touch, lends an aura of cleanliness and respectability to an often-maligned form of travel. Standing free from the terminal at the corner of Granby Street and Monticello Avenue, an illuminated Greyhound logo perches atop a tapered column and umbrella-like canopy, a whimsical design reminiscent of the comparable supports used in Frank Lloyd Wright's Johnson Wax Building.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Greyhound Bus Terminal", [Norfolk, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-NK31.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 412-412.

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