Q.M. Pyne Store

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The Q.M. Pyne Store in the Giles County village of Eggleston is a two-part commercial structure. The earlier, three-story section was constructed in 1926 by its first proprietors, Fred A. Whittaker and Clayton C. Whittaker, who operated it as a general store, selling a wide array of items. In 1929, the attached two-story portion of the building was constructed for use as a Chevrolet dealership and auto repair shop. Constructed in the Commercial Style, which was popular throughout most of the country at the time, the buildings survived along with a nearby former People’s Bank of Eggleston building, thus constituting the only surviving structures of the Appalachian community of Eggleston’s once lively commerce. In a sparsely-populated rural county with few towns or villages, the Q.M. Pyne Store is among the most notable and best-preserved examples of a general store, owing in part to its spacious, adaptable design and high quality brick construction, which allowed for its continued use through many generations, serving several different functions.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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

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