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Mid-Twentieth-Century Buildings

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1940s–1958. 400 block of Madison St.
  • Service station

The former Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Store, now a Mecklenburg County building (1949; 423 Madison), and the U.S. Post Office (1958; 419 Madison) are small-town examples of mid-century modernism. The ABC store has the severe stripped classical facade that became a trademark of ABC stores and the post office is faced with red brick and jalousie windows. The steel-framed water tower behind the buildings dates to 1928. Opposite the ABC store, at number 420, is a service station (1948) clad with white enamel panels, with a front pylon separating the square bays for mechanics and a curved end for attendants and motorists.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Mid-Twentieth-Century Buildings", [Boydton, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-MC10.

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, 339-339.

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