102-5035

Bristol Commercial Historic District Piedmont Avenue Boundary Increase

VLR Listing Date

06/15/2017

NRHP Listing Date

09/18/2017

NRHP Reference Number

BC100001640

Near the Tennessee border in the City of Bristol, the Piedmont Avenue Boundary Increase enlarges the previously-listed Bristol Commercial Historic District by adding two blocks of Piedmont Avenue north of State Street. Bristol arose as a railroad town, but Piedmont Avenue marks the arrival of the automobile era to the city and reflects the surge in popularity of the auto and auto-centric lifestyle from 1930 through the 1950s. The boundary increase incorporates ten buildings including a former Streamline Moderne-style Greyhound Bus Station (1938), an Art Deco-influenced Bristol Masonic Temple (1931), a Neo-Classical-style U.S. Post Office (1933) of brick and limestone construction, and a Moderne-inspired Firestone tire and auto service building (1936). The Bristol Commercial Historic District Piedmont Avenue Boundary Increase also boasts two early 1930s single-story Commercial-style buildings that housed various shops and hardware and department stores.

Last Updated: July 10, 2024

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

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