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Commercial Building (Hayes Furniture Store)

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Hayes Furniture Store
c. 1925. 801 State St.

Contrasting with the mostly red brick commercial facades along State Street, this two-story building is faced in white glazed tiles. Its copper and glass first-story display windows are original, as are the second-story quadrupled windows with their curved outer corners. Tiled pilasters adorned with green swags and urn finials mark the upper story, and the white tiled parapet is inset with green glazed tile panels flanked by small, red terra-cotta tiles with floral designs. A vertical 1960s neon sign attached to the upper story identifies the building as Hayes Furniture.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (Hayes Furniture Store)", [Bristol, 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, 474-474.

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