Colonial Avenue is Ghent's second most prestigious address, particularly the segment that widens to form the park known as Beechwood Place. Just south of the park is the Royster House, a handsome brick residence with stone and wood trim designed in the Colonial Revival style by one of Virginia's leading architects. With its Ionic pilasters, bow window bays, and hipped roof, the house exhibits a decidedly New England pedigree. Graceful porches, now removed, once spanned the east and south sides of the house. The house was built for Frank S. Royster of the Royster-Guano Fertilizer Company.
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