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Nannie M. Cole Residence

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1933–1935, Kenneth Day. 135 Bollingwood Rd.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

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.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Nannie M. Cole Residence", [Charlottesville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 162-162.

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