Designed by a Philadelphia architect, this house is a strange intruder into the genteel Colonial Revival atmosphere of Charlottesville. The earliest example of the International Style in the city, the asymmetrically balanced composition of simple volumes, flat roof, bands of ribbon windows, and lack of historical ornament embody the principles set forth by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson in their 1932 manifesto. At the same time, the rounded corners nod to American streamlining of the 1930s.
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Nannie M. Cole Residence
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