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020-0407 Hallsboro Store

Hallsboro Store
Photo credit: Calder Loth, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 01/01/2004

NRHP Listing Date 03/10/2005

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 05000133

One of a declining number of rural stores left in Virginia, the well-preserved Hallsboro Store, built ca. 1885, served as a post office (until 1962) and general store, as well as a community center for generations. Fronting the tracks of the Norfolk-Southern (formerly Southern, and originally Richmond-Danville) Railroad, the store attracted rail passengers—a depot with a waiting room and platform that once stood near the store was razed in the 1950s—and employees of a tannery and lumber mill operated by the store’s owners. The store’s interior still reveals the characteristic arrangement of space in rural stores of the era: walls were lined with shelves for retail items; dry goods were located to the right of the front entrance, while grocery and hardware counters were on the left; the post office counter was in the front corner. Located at the intersection of Mt. Hermon and Hallsboro roads in southern Chesterfield County, the two-story frame structure, with a full-width porch and a residential quarters for a storekeeper/postmaster on its upper floor, is capped with a slate hipped roof and ornamented with bracketed eaves.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: June 11, 2021