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Watkins Jeweler (First National Bank)

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First National Bank
c. 1910, D. Wiley Anderson. 100 S. Main St.

Many of Blackstone's most elaborate commercial buildings are in the 100 block of S. Main Street. They range from Italianate—some with richly decorated cast-iron fronts—to Romanesque Revival, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco. This Romanesque Revival brick former bank has a recessed corner entrance with prominent stone voussoirs and is flanked by similar arched windows. The combination of materials adds richness to the street.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Watkins Jeweler (First National Bank)", [Blackstone, 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, 297-298.

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