Category Archives: Lynchburg

1205 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA

This 1964 commercial building on Rivermont Avenue features some great mid-century details including concrete block decoration, clerestory windows running under the flat roof, an original glass fronted storefront, matching drive-thru overhang and prominent commercial signage denoting its place on the … Continue reading

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Peakland Place Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA

The A-frame was a very popular design type for churches in the mid-century.  Just a few A-frames we’ve covered in the past can be found  here, here and here. This specific A-frame is the Peakland Place Baptist Church, which was … Continue reading

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Former C&P Telephone Building, Lynchburg, VA

A small, insignificant office building in Lynchburg at 701 Main Street. The building caught my eye because of the unique concrete panel detailing including matching fence. The building was constructed in 1964. At some point it was part of the … Continue reading

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Virginia Jaycees Building, Lynchburg, VA

This modern office building sits on a triangular plot of land across from Miller Park, a 37 acre public park. The building was constructed in 1957 and is home to the Lynchburg Chapter of the Virginia Jaycees, a non-profit civic … Continue reading

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Houston Chapel, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

Officially known as the Frances Hundley Houston Memorial Chapel, this building was built in 1969 at Randolph College, until very recently known as Randolph-Macon Women’s College. The architect was Vincent Kling, a prolific architect based in Philadelphia.

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One More Bank in Lynchburg, VA

This is my final bank image from Lynchburg. This is Suntrust Bank branch at 1010 on Main Street. First built as the United Virginia Bank in 1961, it’s gone through numerous owners but still looks the same as it always … Continue reading

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More Lynchburg Modern, VA

More shots from December 2009. This building is named for Edward Tarkington and developed in 1966. It’s at 2600 Memorial Avenue. the building is shaped like a L and has a very interesting detail (third photo) on the rear corner … Continue reading

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Bank Now Church, Lynchburg, VA

Taken during the same trip as the red and green office buildings is this 1957 bank branch at 1990 Fort Avenue in Lynchburg, Virginia. While now a church of some kind all of the mid-century modern elements are still present: … Continue reading

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Red and Green Mundane Modern Holidays

These are two office buildings in Lynchburg, Virgina across from each other at 1000 Church Street (green) and 1003 Church Street (red). Because of their color next to each other they take on a special significance at the holidays. Still, … Continue reading

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