The Young Building, constructed in 1916, is an interesting example of Flemish architecture expressed with the great curving Jacobean gables. This feature, while not being extraordinary, is the only example in Charlottesville. Other features of the Young Building’s exterior are typical of commercial structures dating from the first quarter of the 20th century, such as segmental and jack arches, a center pavilion with the company’s monogram over the entrance, and small, decorative quoins done in brick.
The buildings and districts listed under the Charlottesville Multiple Resource Area nomination represent a cross section of all the city’s historic periods, from the founding of Charlottesville in the 1760s through the advent of the automobile and the impact it had on the city’s expansion. Also included are buildings that have played an important part in the history of Charlottesville’s black community. The Young Building was listed in the registers under the Charlottesville MRA without a formal nomination document.
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