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Lewis House

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1905–1906, Gregory and Williamson, contractors. 580 Mowbray Arch

Lewis was a partner of Robinson next door, and the same contractors were responsible for this dissimilar house, which is Colonial Revival with all of the pretensions of an antebellum plantation house. A two-story semicircular Ionic portico dominates the center of the facade while a graceful fanlight unfolds over the entrance. Mannerist keystones punctuate the lintels of the rectangular windows on both levels, providing a somewhat whimsical touch to an otherwise conservative design.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Lewis 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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