South Boston Walking Tour

G: United Virginia Bank

Across the street from the Municipal Building is the former United Virginia Bank at the northwest comer of Ferry Street and Wilborn Avenue, which now houses Fry, Jordan, and Wilson, Inc.

The bank with its temple form stands as the finest example of Neoclassical commercial architure in South Boston. Built in 1918, it is an impressive temple-form stone building with engaged ionic columns flanking an entrance enriched by a classical frontispiece.

Despite its large area and the diversity of its building types, the South Boston Historic District contains a remarkably cohesive and architecturaly significant collection of industrial, commercial and residential structures dating from the mid-19th century to the present. Few modern intrusions mar the architectural and historical integrity of the district.

Immediately adjacent to the late 19th and early 20th century commercial area is an architecturally interesting residential neighborhood, which arose in the same period. Its houses represent a variety of building styles, reflecting varying economic levels of South Boston society.

The residences are not open for public tour.

The next stop - 616 North Main

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