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Monte Rosa–Neptune Lodge (Smith-Maddux house)

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Smith-Maddux house
c. 1847, c. 1856, c. 1908–1921. 343 Culpeper St.
  • Monte Rosa–Neptune Lodge (Smith-Maddux house) (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

“Extra Billy” Smith purchased a house built c. 1847 and greatly enlarged it with Italianate detailing. Then it was radically “colonialized” in the early twentieth century and now sports a two-story Doric portico. More significant is its Italianate stable block (c. 1856 and later additions), 100 yards southeast (easily visible from the road). It is possibly the best surviving example of such stables in Virginia. Built in four sections, it is of brick, measures 164 feet in length, and has a central three-bay section with a pyramidal-roofed cupola.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Monte Rosa–Neptune Lodge (Smith-Maddux house)", [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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