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154-0001 East Main Street Historic District

East Main Street Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/20/1989

NRHP Listing Date 01/10/1991

NPS property number 90002008

Up the hill from the once bustling commercial core of this county seat town, the East Main Street residential area preserves an air of genteel decorum, one appropriate for this fashionable old quarter. The shady neighborhood is marked principally by free-standing houses from the turn of the century onward, although two early dwellings: the antebellum Barnett-Montague house, and the log Lane-Moore house, provide historic perspective. The former, an early 19th-century hall/parlor house, has a log kitchen wing. Other dwellings include typical small-town examples of the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and foursquare styles. Pepper Street is lined with brick bungalows. Accenting the district are three institutional buildings: the Christiansburg Municipal Building, the former Christiansburg High School, and the former Christiansburg Elementary School, the latter two dating from the early 20th century.


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

Updated April 4, 2018