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060-0153 Hornbarger Store

Hornbarger Store
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VLR Listing Date 06/20/1989

NRHP Listing Date 11/13/1989

NPS property number 89001888

An image of the innocent days of turn-of-the-century, small-town America is captured in this toy-like store building, one of two remaining commercial buildings in the tiny railroad community of Vicker’s Switch. 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 did not affect the main shop windows and the large clerestory. The residential upper-floor area is still occupied.


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

Updated April 4, 2018