Bristol Commercial Historic District

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Bristol Commercial Historic District
2012-02-08; Susong Building, Bristol, Virginia (6849254603).jpg
The Susong Building, located in the historic district at 22 Lee St.
Bristol Commercial Historic District is located in Virginia
Bristol Commercial Historic District
Bristol Commercial Historic District is located in the US
Bristol Commercial Historic District
Location Roughly along State, Piedmont, Moore, Shelby, Bank, Progress, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Sts., Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia
Coordinates 36°35′38″N 82°11′3″W / 36.59389°N 82.18417°W / 36.59389; -82.18417Coordinates: 36°35′38″N 82°11′3″W / 36.59389°N 82.18417°W / 36.59389; -82.18417
Area 23 acres (9.3 ha)
Architect Keaton, Clarence B.; Taylor, James Knox
Architectural style Early Commercial, Beaux Arts, et al.
NRHP Reference # 03000441[1]
VLR # 102-5017
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 22, 2003
Designated VLR June 12, 2002, June 17, 2005, October 11, 2005[2]

The Bristol Commercial Historic District is a national historic district in Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia.

The district encompasses 83 contributing buildings in the central business district of Bristol. The district straddles the Tennessee-Virginia border. The area was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contains primarily two- and three-story masonry commercial buildings constructed from ca. 1890 to the early 1950s. Notable buildings include the Y.M.C.A (c. 1905), H.P. King Department Store (c. 1905), Reynolds Arcade (1925), Bristol Grocery Company building (c. 1915), Service Mills Company buildings (1922), E.W. King Manufacturing Company (1913), Cameo Theater (1930), Bristol, Virginia Post Office (1933), Central Building (1945), and McCrory's Department Store (1951). The First National Bank of Bristol (1905), US Post Office-Shelby Street Station (1900), and Paramount Theatre and Office Building (1929-1930) are separately listed.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Philip Thomason (February 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bristol Commercial Historic District" (PDF).  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map