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[5 images constitute this set] Uno is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Virginia. This structure is apparently the former post office, possibly dating from 1893; I’d guess it was also a store, it not being uncommon for post offices and stores to be in the same building. Architecturally the date fits. Slanting wood on the front of the structure, a recessed entry, a transom with a series of 6 vertical panes, panels below the windows on the front facade–all visible by enlarging the first image. The shed roof over the porch is supported by 4 square wooden columns resting on brick piers. Image 5 shows the bracketing in use but also highlights a scalloped effect in the wood in the porch cornice. In addition, the window and door surrounds are fluted and ornamented at the top. These would be in keeping with a late 19th century commercial structure. Signs attached to the posts at either end of the porch announce the place as Uno. The structure is symmetrical with 2 widows on the upper level of the front facade. Four windows are on the sides with an opening at the rear of each. The left side (as you face the front) looks as if there might have been and additional section which has been removed.
How did the community receive its name? The following is quoted from a Facebook page–
"Post Office established in 1893. Carl Tappy, a longtime postmaster, reported that people walking on the road near a popular barroom when asked where they were going were said to have replied ‘You know’." www.facebook.com/54876319981/posts/10150471837634982/
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