Looking westward at the south side of West Main Street.
The Italianate-style Sowder building, a late-1800's hotel currently utilized by New River Community Action, stands on South Franklin, just off Main Street.
The rear staircase at the old Sowder building.
Memorial to local citizens who died in World Wars I and II.
The sidewalk along West Main Street.
Looking westward at the north side of West Main Street.
The Queen Anne - style structure at 311 East Main Street currently serves as The Oaks Victorian Inn.
Cambria Emporium Antiques occupies this historic structure at 596 Depot Street, near the old train station.
More classic storefronts are found at 599 Depot Street.
Christiansburg's old Norfolk and Western railway depot, also known as the Cambria Station, retains its original striking Italianate form.
Looking southeast across the intersection of Hickok and Commerce Streets. Near here, and on the far side of the street, was the location of Timothy Mitchell's photography studio during the 1850's, according a comment made at this location around 1959 by his daughter Dora Mitchell Farrior.
From the historical marker at Main Street and South Franklin:
In this town occurred the duel between Thomas Lewis and John McHenry in May, 1808. This was the first duel with rifles known to have taken place in Virginia. It resulted in the death of both men. Dr. John Floyd, later Governor of Virginia and member of Congress, was the attending surgeon. This affair contributed to the passage in January, 1810, of the Barbour Bill outlawing dueling in Virginia.