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Bank of Marion

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1922, Manley and Young. 102 W. Main St.

A Knoxville, Tennessee, firm designed the striking headquarters for this bank that was established in 1874. A monumental arched entrance bay dominates the center facade of the three-story building. This classical feature is combined with the type of geometric ornamentation popular in the 1920s. White stone and terra-cotta imposts and square diamond-shaped tiles adorn the building's principal elevations and the dark-red brick walls.

A more conventional design for a bank is the Beaux-Arts Classical former Marion National Bank (1927, Eubank and Caldwell) at 101 E. Main Street. Double-height Doric columns flank the recessed entrance of the ashlar-veneered building that concludes with a prominent modillioned cornice.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Bank of Marion", [Marion, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-SM2.

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, 458-459.

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