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Lynchburg's compact downtown extends along Main and Church streets between 5th and 12th streets, an area only slightly larger than the original forty-five-acre townsite, which it encompasses. Banks and stores line Main Street, with parallel Church Street containing civic buildings, but not a single church. The steep hillside between Church and Court streets halted growth to the southwest, but provided the site for Monument Terrace (BD32), Lynchburg's architectural trademark.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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