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John Wise House

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1905. 100 Culpeper St.

Beginning with this house, Culpeper Street becomes one of Warrenton's “power streets,” whose nineteenth-century inhabitants demonstrated Thorstein Veblen's theory of conspicuous consumption. In this case, a fully developed, weatherboarded example of the Colonial Revival, with several Palladian windows, proudly shows off its plumage. However, the architect or builder must have been thinking of New England, since the house would be more appropriate there than in Virginia.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "John Wise House", [Warrenton, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-NP22.13.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 116-116.

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