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Bank of America (Virginia National Bank)

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Virginia National Bank
1904, William M. Bucher and Son. 57 S. Main St.

Echoing the design of the earlier Rockingham National Bank (RH5), this five-and-a-half-story bank is of buff-colored brick with stone trim and has a rough-faced stone first floor. Rusticated lintels and voussoirs and a round corner tower add a Romanesque flavor. The mansard roof has parapet-gabled dormers and the recessed corner entrance is marked by two polished pink Doric columns. Bucher also designed the Masonic temple (1906) at 102–114 S. Main. This three-and-a-half-story brick building with storefronts at ground level rises to a modillion cornice. The building's three central bays are slightly recessed and outlined with pilasters, and have flat-headed paired windows on the second floor and arched windows on the third.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Bank of America (Virginia National Bank)", [Harrisonburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-RH7.

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, 89-89.

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