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.



Previous Slide Introduction Next Slide

Previous - Introduction - Next


http://spec.lib.vt.edu/bicent/slides/ss16.htm
¤
Last updated October 24, 1997