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154-0007 Phlegar Building

Phlegar Building
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VLR Listing Date 06/20/1989

NRHP Listing Date 11/13/1989

NPS property number 89001892

The Phlegar building, long a familiar fixture on Christiansburg’s public square, appears at first observation as a picturesque example of a late 19th-century small-town office building. It actually incorporates remnants of the early 19th-century Montgomery County clerk’s office, originally a two-room, one-story building with a Flemish bond facade, sections of which remain visible. When a new courthouse was built in 1834, the clerk’s functions were accommodated elsewhere and the building was rented out for law offices. In 1897 it was purchased by Archer A. Phlegar who added the upper stories, the two-level Eastlake gallery, and a large rear wing. The attic story was left unfinished, its windows merely ventilated the space. The property was reacquired by the county in recent decades and the building currently houses county offices.


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

Updated April 4, 2018