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Staunton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Augusta National Bank Building

 
 
Augusta National Bank Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
1. Augusta National Bank Building Marker
Inscription.  This engraving of the southwest corner of downtown Staunton’s busiest intersection, Beverley and Augusta Streets, dates from about 1885. In the center is the Augusta National Bank building surrounded by older, smaller structures, most of which were rebuilt or remodeled during the city’s turn-of-the-century “boom” years.

It is interesting to note that this corner site has housed only banks for over a century. United Virginia Bank’s new building, begun in 1981, preserves this continuity both in its function and in its architectural relationship to the neighboring buildings.
 
Erected by Historic Staunton Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 38° 8.967′ N, 79° 4.368′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Beverly Street (Virginia Route 254) and Augusta Streets (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling east on Beverly Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T. J. Collins & Son (a few steps from this
Detail from Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
2. Detail from Marker
Detail shows engraving of Augusta National Bank.
marker); Ast Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Augusta County World War I Memorial Tablet (about 300 feet away); Augusta County (about 400 feet away); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (about 400 feet away); Mary Baldwin College (about 600 feet away); Central Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); The Wesleyan Female Institute (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
SunTrust Bank Now at This Corner image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 24, 2008
3. SunTrust Bank Now at This Corner
The former United Virginia National Bank is now a SunTrust Bank branch. The marker is at sidewalk level below the small SunTrust sign on the first pillar to the right of center. There does not seem to be an entrance to the bank from either Beverley or Augusta Streets any more.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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