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James River Bank (W. T. Pace Hardware Store)

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W. T. Pace Hardware Store
1902. 200 N. Main St.

This three-story building, standing above the surrounding one- and two-story structures, marks the center of town. It is designed in the commercial Italianate idiom with corbeled brick or terra-cotta cornices and segmental arches over the upper-story windows. Neighboring one-story brick buildings (c. 1900) have corner pilasters and decorative parapet attics. In this case Doric pilasters, classical entablature, and simple brick parapet wall are used. The base has been altered.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "James River Bank (W. T. Pace Hardware Store)", [Franklin, 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, 468-469.

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