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West Main Street (Virginia 7)

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Virginia 7
c. 1890–1930

West Main Street is one of the more attractive residential streets in Loudoun County. The diverse collection of Queen Anne, Georgian Revival, and Arts and Crafts houses on spacious lots reflects the affluence of the community during its heyday as an agricultural and railroad center and a resort. The huge false front and segmental pediment of the Samuel L. Case Galleries (1921; 100 West Main Street) give a civic presence to a former automobile dealership, while below, the show and shop windows revealed the activities within.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "West Main Street (Virginia 7)", [Purcellville, 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, 108-109.

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