Whitesel Brothers Building

Harrisonburg (Ind. City)

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An excellent example of warehouse construction from the early 20th century, the two-story Whitesel Brothers Building, built in 1939 in the city of Harrisonburg, 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 Whitesel Brothers Building was constructed for a Harrisonburg farm implement business, and its original mechanical systems—such as a freight elevator—were still in good order at the time of listing in the registers, a rarity among warehouses of this age.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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

Photo credit: Sarah Edwards, 2004

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