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Watts-Lamberd Building

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1902. 216 W. Main St.

A half dome containing a hemispherical enclosure provides an extremely unusual cap to the central bay of the two-story Watts-Lamberd Building. Below are two floors of glazing that the thin framing members seem hard pressed to support. The display of merchandise to sidewalk shoppers was obviously a prime consideration in the design, but the reason for the hemisphere remains a mystery.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Watts-Lamberd Building", [Clarksburg, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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