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Tait House

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1895. 436 Mowbray Arch
  • Tait House (Richard Guy Wilson)

With the bulkheading of the Hague, Mowbray Arch became Norfolk's most desirable waterfront address, lined with large houses in a variety of revival styles. The design of the Tait House, probably by a local architect/builder, derives from the Queen Anne–Shingle Style pattern books of the 1890s. Picturesque elements abound on the exterior, including asymmetrical gambrel gables, soaring chimney stack, and eyebrow dormer.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Tait House", [Norfolk, 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, 429-429.

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