321 East Main Street

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321 East Main Street is a five-story building on the Downtown Mall.

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Previous structures

The site was formerly the site of Huntington Dry Goods company. City Council authorized demolition of that structure in October 1953. [1]

Current structure

The building was constructed in 1955 and originally housed a department store. [2]

Jefferson National Bank & Trust Co. bought the space and used it as an operations center. Wachovia eventually acquired Jefferson National Bank. [2]

In 1998, SNL Financial purchased the building and renovated it at a cost of about $2 million, becoming the SNL headquarters. Around five years later, in August 2003, SNL fully vacated the building. [2] On August 6, 2005, SNL sold the building to 321-323 E. Main St. LLC, for $2.8 million.[3]

It is currently[when?] home to a multiple story building with several tenants.[citation needed]


  1. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, October 19, 1953.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Web. Money talks, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, 16 Dec 2003
  3. Web. $old, Rosalind Warfield-Brown, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, Jan 13 2005 Print. Jan 13 2005 .