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Boxley Building

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1922, Frye and Stone. 416 S. Jefferson St.

This building stands as a monument to a businessman-developer and mayor of Roanoke, W. W. Boxley, who led Roanoke's “Golden Age of Municipal Progress” in the 1920s. The steel-framed building reflects the influence of Chicago's high-rise structures with a granite first story, a six-story middle section of beige brick with terra-cotta spandrels and brick quoins, and an ornate terra-cotta top floor beneath a deep copper cornice. The building was designed by Frye, who had begun a partnership with Frank F. Stone.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Boxley Building", [Roanoke, 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, 412-412.

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