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East Main Street Walking Tour, Christiansburg, VA

The East Main Street Historic District showcases the expansion of Christiansburg's upper middle class residential section during the 1890-1940 period. Business people and professionals built houses here in a variety of common styles such as Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Craftsman.

  • 1.

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church

    This 1903 Gothic Revival structure was built to replace the 1889 church destroyed in a fire.

  • 2.

    Junkin Street

    Junkin Street

    Houses were built between 1910-1940, with a high school built in 1920. (photo: D. D. Lester Collection)

  • 3.

    Park Street

    Park Street

    This area was developed from the 1890s through the 1950s.(Postcard, Montgomery Museum Collection)

  • 4.

    Montague House

    Montague House

    Built about 1800, this is one of the oldest houses in Christiansburg. (photo: D. D. Lester Collection.)

  • 5.

    The Oaks

    The Oaks

    This fine example of the Queen Anne style was built in 1893. (photo: D. D. Lester Collection)

  • 6.

    Junkin House

    Junkin House

    This Queen Anne house was built in 1890 for George and Bettie Junkin. (photo: D. D. Lester Collection)

  • 7.

    William Newlee House

    William Newlee House

    The Newlee house was built c. 1792. The central chimney marks the original 2-room log cabin.

  • 8.

    Pepper House (Montgomery Museum)

    Pepper House (Montgomery Museum)

    The Montgomery Museum's c. 1852 brick building offers history and art exhibits. (photo by Bill Poff)

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