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Commercial Building (Citizens National Bank)

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Citizens National Bank
c. 1922. 401 S. Main St.

The former bank's monumental limestone facade is composed of two-story pilasters supporting a full entablature and a pediment. This composition is echoed in the pedimented entrance, as if it is a miniature temple within a larger temple. Engaged Ionic columns frame three tall and narrow second-story windows. The result produces an interesting layered effect.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (Citizens National Bank)", [Emporia, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-GV6.

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