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Commercial Building (Mount Jackson Theatre)

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Mount Jackson Theatre
1946, J. Raymond Mims. 5956 Main St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

This theater replaced an earlier one destroyed by fire. The Art Deco building's upper story has a central glass-block window framed in large panels of black Carrara glass. A triangular marquee shelters the entrance and is flanked by two storefronts, one still with black Carrara glass surrounding its display window. Black Carrara glass also surrounds the storefront of the commercial building at 5989 Main. The former People's Bank (c. 1904; 5934 Main) is a small building with two Ionic columns on brick bases and an entablature carved with wreaths and garlands.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (Mount Jackson Theatre)", [Mount Jackson, 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, 75-75.

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