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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

NRHP Reference Number 90002008

Up the hill from the once bustling commercial core of the Montgomery County seat town of Christiansburg, the residential area that makes up the East Main Street Historic District 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 20th 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 Craftsman styles. Pepper Street is lined with brick bungalows. Accenting the East Main Street Historic 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.

East Main Street Historic District was listed in the registers under the Prehistoric and Historic Resources of Montgomery County MPD.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Updated: June 8, 2022