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Commercial Building (Peoples Bank)

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Peoples Bank
1894. 24 E. Main St.

This rugged stone former bank draws on Romanesque Revival in its arched openings and textural qualities and on Beaux-Arts Classicism in its strong horizontal divisions and pediment, which is oddly set below a parapet that once featured urns. As in a number of Martinsville's corner lot buildings, this one had an open canted corner, with entrances on both sides, which is now enclosed.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (Peoples 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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