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035-5125 People's Bank of Eggleston

People's Bank of Eggleston
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VLR Listing Date 03/16/2017

NRHP Listing Date 06/05/2017

NPS property number SG100001043

The short-lived People’s Bank of Eggleston in Giles County was constructed by about 1925 and closed in 1932, a victim of the Great Depression. A modest two-story brick building resembling an American Foursquare house, the People’s Bank served as a central holding for the area’s burgeoning businesses, enabling local community members in the small mountain town to access financial services and growth opportunities during the 1920s. The building survives, along with the nearby former Q. M. Pyne Store (listed on the state and national historic registers in 2009), as the only remaining representatives of the once-thriving commercial activity that transpired in the little Appalachian community of Eggleston.


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

Updated October 18, 2018