1226 Rivermont Ave

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1226 Rivermont Ave
Property Name
Date Built
Style & Architectural Description
Early 20th-century Commercial. 1-story, 1-bay wedge-shaped brick building has an entrance on the southwest corner. Gable-front roof includes stepped parapet with painted, concrete-block band below cornice. Narrow brick pilasters are located on the corners. Windows and large sign on front are not original. Siding has been added to top portion of plate glass windows.
The ownership history is difficult to discern due to the shifting addresses of several of the commercial buildings in this strip (ownership may be combined with 1224 Rivermont--please see that property's ownership history).  According to the Lynchburg City Directory, the following businesses were located at this address:
  • 1925-1952 : Rivermont Electric Shoe Repair Shop
  • 1953-1966: Rivermont Shoe Service
  • 1967-1981: Rivermont Shoe Shop
  •  1987-1989: Dallas Cleaning Services
  • 1992-1993: Hair by Houston
  •  1994-1998: Hair by Joan Creative Touch
  • As of the summer of 2020, 1226, the last building on the western end of this commercial district, is home to Colbert/Ball Tax Service.
Anecdotal Information


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