Commercial architecture in Virginia’s Main Street communities

Most Virginia Main Street communities trace their beginnings to the mid-18th to early-19th centuries, when the line between commercial and domestic architecture was often blurred. This was especially true for taverns or ordinaries, which frequently occupied former residences. In fact, many tavern keepers simply rented houses  in order to conduct their business. These ordinaries were some of the … More Commercial architecture in Virginia’s Main Street communities