2482.5 Rivermont Ave

  • Upper Rivermont
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2482.5 Rivermont Ave
Property Name
Leo Wood Florist
Date Built
Style & Architectural Description
Commercial/No Style. 1-story, 3-bay, 6-bay brick office/retail building. An arcade is on the front of the west 3 bays, a restaurant in the east 2 bays. Metal canopies are over the bays of the arcade. Second part of complex is 2-story, 3-bay brick office building with two ground-floor businesses.
  • 1915-Unknown C.O. Estate, Fidelity National Bank Trustees.
  • Unknown-1939 Lynchurgh National Bank & Trust Co. Emaline Thornhill
  • 1939-1963 C.O. Estate, Fidelity National Bank Trustees
  • 1963-1964 Emaline L. Thornhill Estate
  • 1964 Aubrey E. Harvey Jr. & Steven Thornhill
  • 1964-1976 Westerly Acres Inc
  • 1976-1979 David D. & Leslie M. Basten
  • 1979-2006 Rivermont Company
  • 2006-Present Woo Enterprises LLC
Anecdotal Information
This has been a variety of businesses over the years and there may be some confusion with other commercial structures in this strip as well as due to shifting addresses for these building. According to the Lynchburg City Directory, from 1932-1937 this was the address of dressmaker Mrs. Elizabeth R. Massie. From 1938-1980 no businesses were listed. In 1981 this was Alibaba Oriental Rugs, from 1982-1983 Oriental Rug Gallerie, from 1984-1985 Ali Baba Oriental Rugs, from 1986-1987 Pizazz Gift Shop, from 1988-1989 Avenue Yogurt Shop, and from 1989-1996 Dough Exchange. it had been the home of Leo Wood Florist since 1990.


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Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503