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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John Wise House
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