Staunton’s Lost Architecture

113-115-117 Middlebrook Avenue

Eureka Milling and Ice Cream

DATE OF CONSTRUCTION:  1921

BUSINESS HISTORY:  (1921) Eureka Milling and Ice Cream Co.; (1929) Staunton Creamery

DEMOLITION DATE: Unknown

PHOTO:  HSF Archives

WHAT’S THERE NOW? Empty lot (next to Sunspots parking lot).


12-14 North Central Avenue

DATE OF CONSTRUCTION:  1891-1894

BUSINESS HISTORY:  (1894) print shop.  (1904) Staunton Dispatch and News.  (1914) Daily News. (1921) News Leader.  (1929) Paint Store

DEMOLITION DATE: Fall 1982

PHOTO:  HSF Archives

WHAT’S THERE NOW? Parking Lot

 


Shannon Hill/College Park

WHAT WAS IT? Our Lady of Angels Monastery. Used as a seminary for training priests. It had 80 rooms on 12.5 areas.
HOW OLD WAS IT? Dedicated in September 1945.
DEMOLITION? After 1970.
WHAT’S THERE NOW? Housing Development.

PHOTO:  HSF Archives


Train Depot

HOW OLD IS IT? Designed by Francis E. Baldwin and erected in 1883. Photo was taken in the 1890’s.
WHAT WAS IT? Built for the B&O Valley Railroad Line.
WHAT’S THERE TODAY? Route 220 passes under the arch where Richmond Road turns in front of The Villages.
DEMOLTION:  Station line was abandoned.


2-4 West Beverley Street

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DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 1877-1884

BUSINESS HISTORY: (1886) bank. Remodeled by TJ Collins & Son.

DEMOLITION DATE: June 1981

WHAT’S THERE NOW? Sun Trust Bank

 


Steele’s Tavern – 19 West Johnson Street

DATE OF CONSTRUCTION:  1904

BUSINESS HISTORY:  Originally built as a saloon.  (1914) barber shop. (1921) auto sales. (1929) restaurant/saloon.

DEMOLITION DATE: 1986

PHOTO:  HSF Archives


Hogshead Building

32-38 NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE (formerly known as Water Street)

 

DATE OF CONSTRUCTION:

BUSINESS HISTORY:  Original site of the city market. (1884-1914) Black public school. (1915) addition built. (1921-1929) used as an office and store.  At some point an Elks Lodge, and a bowling alley.

DEMOLITION DATE: 1982

PHOTO:  HSF Archives