Thursday, October 1, 2015

Virginia General Store

Today's picture shows a rural General Merchandise store. The picture was taken around 1920. The store was near Centreville, Virginia. The owner/proprietor is posed on the front porch.


  1. Looks like he might have lived upstairs, too.

  2. Interesting that there's also a false front over the store part of the building. The impression I had was that this was a characteristic of Western buildings, especially of pre-1900. Unless you're talking Alaska, where the custom seemed to go at least to 1920. I'd agree it looks like the proprietor lives on the left and upstairs. I'd guess the store was built first and the living quarters added later.


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