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Radford Trust Company Building

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1890, Robert G. Kennedy. 301 W. Main St.

At the time of its completion, this three-story building, the premiere structure in Radford's west end, served as headquarters for a speculative real estate development company, provided lodging and display rooms for traveling salesmen, and had commercial spaces on the first story. Although the initial designed called for two three-story blocks linked by a hyphen, only the east block was built. The Richardsonian Romanesqueinfluenced building has pressed-brick walls, stone sills, bay windows, and a round-arched corner entrance supported on a massive stone pier topped by an ornate terra-cotta cartouche. It is now a commercial and apartment building.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Radford Trust Company Building", [Radford, 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, 440-440.

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