An unusual, quite early exercise in cut limestone is the Duncan McNee house, 4 miles south of Mechanicsville. Heavy layered masonry cornices project into a low-pitched central gable; below, the central entrance is given an arched opening. This two-story house has the flavor of the Federal style, with some suggestions of the Greek Revival. The structure conveys a highly abstract quality through its sparse fenestration and masonry walls. The house was constructed in 1847 by a local builder, William Rate.
You are here
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.