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Commercial Building (The Arcade)

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The Arcade
1890. 2553 Beech Ave.

Typical of the commercial buildings that lined the town's streets, The Arcade is a frame structure with a shed roof and an elaborately decorated pressed-metal cornice, window hoods, and bracketed stringcourse. The window treatments are noteworthy for their pattern of small square panes outlining the transoms. A one-story addition to the side bears a more elaborate pressed-metal frieze and sunburst arch over the cornice. Originally the building housed three separate businesses with rented rooms on the second floor.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (The Arcade)", [Buena Vista, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-RB27.

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, 132-132.

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