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BB&T Bank (First National Bank of Saltville)

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First National Bank of Saltville
1902. 109 Palmer Ave.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

The earliest surviving commercial building in Saltville, the bank has rough limestone walls that contrast with its more refined Beaux-Arts Classical details. The building's recessed entrance is framed by Ionic columns and concludes with a parapet embellished with a cartouche and finials. The effect is sturdy and secure.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "BB&T Bank (First National Bank of Saltville)", [Saltville, 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, 464-464.

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