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115-5048 Whitesel Brothers Building

Whitesel Brothers Building
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VLR Listing Date 03/16/2005

NRHP Listing Date 05/26/2005

NRHP Reference Number 05000472

An excellent example of warehouse construction from the early 20th century, the two-story Whitesel Brothers Building, built in 1939, reveals late Depression-era craftsmanship and technology in its brick and woodwork and the use of an arched-truss system on the second floor. The building was constructed for a Harrisonburg farm implement business, and its original mechanical systems—such as a freight elevator—are still in good order, a rarity among warehouses of this age.


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

Updated November 23, 2020