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Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College (U.S. Post Office)

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U.S. Post Office
c. 1930, James A. Wetmore, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 100 Piedmont Ave.

When completed, this Georgian Revival former post office, enlivened with a grand Doric portico, was the finest public building in Bristol. The two-story red brick building has an encircling stone frieze and cornice, and fanlights and keystones over the first-story windows as well as the central entrance. In 2005, the college took over the vacated building and has retained much of its original granite and marble interior finishes.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College (U.S. Post Office)", [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, 475-475.

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