John P. Pettyjohn & Co., Lynchburg

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Mon Feb 28 01:34:19 EST 2005

February 28, 2005

Hello, Archives staff:

Does the Archives have files on construction of N&W
stations and other buildings by the John P. Pettyjohn
& Co.?  Also, has there ever been a listing prepared
of all projects undertaken by this firm for the N&W?

Likewise, if any other persons have a corporate
history of this Lynchburg company, I'd appreciate
references.  It is interesting to note that N&W made
repeated use of this company throughout Virginia.  It
seems that there was a long-standing partnership
between the two, instead of N&W putting projects up on
competitive bids for local contractors to handle.

Good night and good morning,


Dr. Frank R. Scheer, Curator
Railway Mail Service Library, Inc.
f_scheer at
(202) 268-2121 - weekday office
(540) 837-9090 - weekend afternoons 
in the former N&W station on VA rte 723 
117 East Main Street 
Boyce  VA  22620-9639
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