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Commercial Building (First National Bank)

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First National Bank
1907, Richard M. Anderson, builder. 401 Halifax St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

This buff-colored brick former bank is a handsome classical building with its main entrance in the canted corner. Above the cornice of the first floor, two-story Ionic pilasters separate the doubled windows of the second and third floors and support segmental, keystoned arches that are surmounted by a high parapet with an entablature featuring a modillion cornice.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (First National Bank)", [Emporia, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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