An image of the innocent days of turn-of-the-20th-century, small-town America is captured in this toy-like Hornbarger Store building, one of two remaining commercial buildings in the tiny railroad community of Vicker’s Switch in Montgomery County. It was built in 1910-11 by Edward Hornbarger and is somewhat old-fashioned for its date, being embellished with a bracketed cornice both at the roofline and above the large windowed shopfront. Like many such structures, the upper floor was given over to residential use, and is reached here by a porch on the east side. Since cessation of its function as a store, the center of the shopfront has been modified for conversion into a garage door. The modification of the Hornbarger Store did not affect the main shop windows and the large clerestory.
The Hornbarger Store was listed in the registers under the Prehistoric and Historic Resources of Montgomery County MPD.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark