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Executive Plaza (Reynolds Arcade Building)

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Reynolds Arcade Building
1926, Clarence B. Kearfott. 510 Cumberland St.

Still one of Southwest Virginia's tallest buildings west of Roanoke, this seven-story office building was built for Bristol developer and former physician Dr. Hardin Reynolds. The building was designed by Kearfott, who maintained his office here for many years. Set on an ashlar-block first story with a central entrance framed by classical stone moldings and a bracketed keystone, the otherwise austere Flemish bond brick building is punctuated by a steady rhythm of paired sash windows that is relieved only by the slightly recessed central five bays and metal false balconies at the fifth story. The building is crowned with a molded stone cornice, plain frieze, and brick parapet. The interior was remodeled c. 1980.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Executive Plaza (Reynolds Arcade Building)", [Bristol, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-WS23.

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, 475-475.

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