Crismond’s

2For my 1ne post today, I’m highlighting Crismond’s. This gem was found in the Fredericksburg, VA Historic District. I always come across buildings that are part of the National Register of Historic Places but rarely an entire area where all the buildings are historic–pretty neat! This looks to be an old theater that is now a shoe store. Here is a close up of the apostrophe:3Here’s the sign over the door:4That’s it for this week! Back at it on Monday!

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4 responses to “Crismond’s

  1. While the sign for Crismonds (Mc Mills T-A Crismonds) at 911 Caroline St. Fredericksburg, Virginia looks like a movie marque, I could not find any record of a movie theater occupying the building, which was built in 1919 (eleven years after Crismonds was established, according to their sign). However, the building is two doors up from 907 Caroline St., which was built in 1919-1920 as a venue for vaudeville. The building at 907 Caroline St. was remodeled and housed the former Colonial Theater (a movie theater), which opened in February, 1929; and is now occupied by the Shops at the Galleria, as seen on the right of your photograph.

    • thank you so much for that information Steve! I couldn’t find any record that it was a theater either, it just looks like one to me. I loved being in Fredericksburg, the history is amazing.

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