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Commercial Building (First National Bank)

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First National Bank
1926; 1936 interior remodeled; 1948 addition. 4 E. Main St.

The surviving unaltered section of this former bank's facade is the entrance, which takes the form of a triumphal arch. The door, tucked within the arch, is surmounted by a large window and the arch's interior surface is coffered. Cable molding and a tobacco leaf belt course extend from the spring of the arch, and a parapet rises above the projecting molded cornice. The addition of 1948 is clad in rectangular orange and white enameled panels.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 229-229.

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