North Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In contrast to the industrial , commercial and governmental functions clustered across the river, North Danville is a predominantly residential area. A small commercial district occupies three blocks on North Main Street, the main artery through the neighborhood. Victorian-style dwellings line the northern end of the street, which is crossed by side streets containing a variety of houses dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries (examples at right). Architectural styles within the neighborhood include Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Arts and Craft / Bungalow designs.
The North Danville Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 is roughly bounded by North Main, Worsham, Claiborne, Keister, and West James Streets (see map at left). The district contains over 400 historic buildings dating to between circa 1-880 and 1955. Other designated historic districts in Danville include the Tobacco Warehouse and Residential Historic District, Dan River Mills Historic District, Downtown Danville Historic District, Old West End Historic District, and Holbrook-Ross Historic District.
Credits: This interpretive panel was designed by The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, as part of the historic documentation efforts stipulated by the Memorandum of Agreement concerning the demolition of the Worsham Street Bridge. Input was provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation
Erected by the Memorandum of Agreement concerning the demolition of the Worsham Street Bridge.
Location. 36° 35.74′ N, 79° 23.098′ W. Marker is in North Danville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Virginia Route 293) and Worsham Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Delius (within shouting distance of this marker); Wreck of the Old 97 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Worsham Street Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bloody Monday (approx. 0.7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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