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NationsBank (National Bank of Fairfax)

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National Bank of Fairfax
1930–1931, Arthur B. Heaton; later additions. 10440 Main St. (northeast corner of Main St. and Chain Bridge Rd.)

This brick building, on a prominent corner across from the courthouse and on the site of an earlier ordinary, was designed by a wellknown Washington, D.C., architect. Flemish bond brickwork and overscaled round-arched, multipaned windows set off the elaborately detailed entrance. The main banking room recalls a period when banking was a genteel activity: it is wonderfully detailed, with a balcony such as those seen on the exteriors of colonial buildings surmounting the safe.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "NationsBank (National Bank of Fairfax)", [Fairfax, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 69-69.

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