Wells Fargo Building
The Wells Fargo Building (formerly the Wachovia Building and originally the National Bank building) is an 8-story office building at 119-123 E. Main Street built in 1919. One of Charlottesville's two early 'skyscrapers' (along with the Monticello Hotel), it holds the distinction of being the tallest building on the Downtown Mall.
National Bank and Trust Company, founded in 1914, constructed the building in 1919. Intended to out-class the bank's chief business rival People's National Bank across the street, the building was designed by architect William Johnston Marsh of Washington, D.C. firm Marsh & Peter with a soaring 2-story lobby featuring mahogany and marble, with a pink granite base and sandstone block front.[dead link][dead link]
In 2005, First States Group LP bought the building from Wachovia for $4 million.
Under the firm 11th and Cochran LLC, Hunter Craig purchased the building from First States Group for $6.65 million on October 1, 2008 – one day before the sale of Wachovia was announced. The building was assessed at $17 million at the time.  
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