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1834; later additions. 307 Amelia St.
  • Smithsonia

The southern affliction of “columnitis gigantis” appears in this house, which later generations tended to interpret as colonial rather than Greek Revival. Originally built as a Presbyterian girls' orphanage and school, it later became a residence. It is unusual in that the porch, with its massive brick and stucco columns, is cut into the bulk of the house, the roof forming a single, volumetric mass encompassing the portico.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Smithsonia", [Fredericksburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-FR39.

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