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Clifton Forge Town Hall

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1910–1911; 1944 alterations. 549 Main St.

Forming the civic heart of Clifton Forge, the city hall is a two-story brick structure with a monumental pedimented Doric portico and a simple octagonal clock tower with a cupola. These distinguishing features date from a 1944 rebuilding following a fire that destroyed the original, more elaborate cupola, a modillioned cornice, and Ionic capitals. Notable surviving original features include a stuccoed frieze, monumental brick pilasters, and limestone jack arches above window openings.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Clifton Forge Town Hall", [Clifton Forge, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-AL19.

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