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Colonel Rice W. Payne House (Mecca)

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1858. 194 Culpeper St.

This is the house that set the sweepstakes going along Culpeper Street. It is one of the outstanding Italianate houses in Virginia and certainly one of the best preserved. That Samuel Sloan was doing work in Warrenton (see the Warrenton Baptist Church, NP22.22) raises the interesting possibility that he or his book had a hand. Note the finely molded shells above the tall windows and the delicate iron porch.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Colonel Rice W. Payne House (Mecca)", [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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