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N. Morris Building

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1912. 290 S. Main St.

Renovated and converted into office suites in 2007 by Spectrum Design, this three-story brick building was constructed as a small-town department store. Above the storefront, the upper stories have pilasters separating the three bays, each with large windows. A classical cornice beneath a low parapet crowns the building. The first-floor recessed entrance leads into one large open room with floor-to-ceiling shelving whose upper reaches are accessed by a rolling ladder. On the rear wall, steps lead to a mezzanine visible through rectilinear railings.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "N. Morris Building", [Rocky Mount, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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