1216 Rivermont Ave

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1216 Rivermont Ave
Property Name
The Connecting Point
Date Built
Style & Architectural Description
Recently refurbished 1-story, 3-bay frame commercial building. Front includes wide cornice with brackets.
  • 1917-1993 Unknown
  • 1993-1996 Alfred M. Kee II
  • 1996-1997 Thomas W. & Rebecca D. Tweedy 
  • 1997 Jessica Gibson & William S. Withers
  • 1997-2000 Withers & Withers Incorporated
  • 2000-2017 Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church
  • 2017-Present Gospel Community Church INC 
Anecdotal Information
According to the Lynchburg City Directory, this small building has served many purposes over the years: in 1922 this was Shumate & Ligon grocers, from 1923-1930 H.C. Ligon, grocer, from 1931-1937 Penders Stores Co. grocers, from 1938-1939 Dowdy's Cash Store, grocers, and from 1941-1942 The Rivermont Food Market. After serving for many years as a grocery store, from 1946-1952 this was Rivermont Radio Service Repairs and starting in 1955 the home of the Lynchburg Life Saving Crew which remained here though 1970. from 1971-1986 this was B.A. Langley & Co. real estate, from 1987-1990 CAT Real Estate Investments, in 1994 Nicholas Marketing & Advertising Agency and from 2004-2017 The Connecting Point, part of Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church. Since 2017 it has been owned by the Gospel Community Church.


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Gerard Sherayko

Department of History

Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503