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108-0113 North Danville Historic District

North Danville Historic District
Photo credit: Thomason and Associates, 2003

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VLR Listing Date 09/10/2003

NRHP Listing Date 01/15/2004

NRHP Reference Number 03001432

The North Danville Historic District is primarily residential with a small commercial district along North Main Street, the central corridor. The city of Danville developed south of the Dan River during the late 18th century as a tobacco marketing, manufacturing, and distribution center. North Danville arose across the river as a separate town in the 1870s and was annexed to Danville in 1896. Three blocks of primarily two-story, brick commercial buildings line the southern portion of North Main Street, while mostly frame, two-story Victorian-era dwellings line the northern end. Side streets contain a variety of working- and middle-class dwellings dating to the late-19th and early-20th centuries. The buildings in the North Danville Historic District reflect a variety of architectural styles including Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Bungalow designs. A large number of Folk Victorian and vernacular forms are also represented.

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

Updated: May 25, 2022