Although no early-to-mid-nineteenth-century structures remain on Main Street in the district other than the Presbyterian Church, a significant number of stores survive from the later nineteenth century, when the lots of downtown Blacksburg were finally filled with tightly grouped commercial buildings. The W. B. Conway Building is a much-altered but still visible late nineteenth-century store/dwelling combination which housed Conway's drugstore and residence. The pedimented gable and upper windows of the building are visible above the later addition in front. One- or two-story, gable-fronted, weatherboarded stores are typical of rural and town commercial buildings in the mid- to late nineteenth century.

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