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Commercial Building (Rockingham National Bank, Newman-Ruddle Building)

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Rockingham National Bank, Newman-Ruddle Building
1900. 2 N. Main St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

This three-story building incorporates elements that became popular in Harrisonburg in the following decades: a stone facade at street level, square-headed second-story windows, and round-arched third-story windows. Hipped dormers rise from the gabled and hipped roof and the corner entrance is canted. The stone plaque at the building's top now reads “Ruddle,” but originally was inscribed to the first owner, A. M. Newman, president of Rockingham National Bank, which opened here in 1900.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (Rockingham National Bank, Newman-Ruddle Building)", [Harrisonburg, 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, 88-88.

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