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Emily M. Fair House (Fauquier Institute)

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Fauquier Institute
c. 1871. 139 Culpeper St.

Imposing with its bulging mansard roof, this was originally built as an educational institution and had grounds of ten acres. The institute's catalogue for 1877 claimed it “stands on an eminence commanding on the one hand, a fine view of the town, and on the other, a rural prospect extending to the top of the Blue Ridge, twenty five miles off, so that every day there is spread out before its inmates … a varied landscape of unsurpassed richness and beauty.”

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Emily M. Fair House (Fauquier Institute)", [Warrenton, 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, 116-116.

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