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020-0407 Hallsboro Store

Hallsboro Store
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VLR Listing Date 12/01/2004

NRHP Listing Date 03/10/2005

NPS property 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, 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, the two-story frame structure, with a fullwidth 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.


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

Updated April 4, 2018