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Rockingham County Office Building (People's Bank)

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People's Bank
1915–1916, Alfred C. Bossom. 2 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

English-born Bossom, who practiced architecture in New York City from 1906 to 1926, earned a reputation for designing handsome banks and high-rise buildings. Consequently he received commissions throughout the eastern United States and in the South. As was typical of his designs, this building has a tall ground story articulated with columns and pilasters to make a bold and prosperous statement at street level. Above, five stories with a grid of paired windows finish firmly with a prominent cornice.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Rockingham County Office Building (People's Bank)", [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, 88-89.

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