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150-0105 Blacksburg Motor Company

Blacksburg Motor Company
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/05/2007

NRHP Listing Date 02/21/2008

NPS property number 08000074

Notable for its combination Art Moderne/Art Deco architecture, the Blacksburg Motor Company building was constructed in 1924. The building has been used as a service station, a car dealership, a repair garage, and a tire franchise, reflecting the rising importance of the automobile in the Blacksburg area during the early 20th century. Set on a one-acre lot, the building was strategically positioned near the train station, with property abutting the tracks to facilitate unloading automobiles delivered for retail by train. While the front of the building features the sleek and striking Art Moderne/Art Deco style, the back of the building lacks such architectural flairs, reflecting its industrial function.


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

Updated April 4, 2018