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Greensville County Historical Museum (Merchants and Farmers Bank)

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Merchants and Farmers Bank
1902. 419 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

Now home of the Emporia-Greensville Historical Society, the diminutive three-bay former bank has the elaborately articulated facade often used for small-town banks in the early twentieth century. The red brick building is trimmed with buff-colored brick, which accents the openings, the decorative panels on the facade, and the corbeling below the tall false front with a sheet-metal entablature. A crowning pedimented panel announces the building's 1902 date. The sheet metal may have been manufactured by H. T. Klugel (GV10).

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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