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Grant Avenue Houses

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  • Grant Avenue Houses (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

Grant Avenue was the upper-middle-class housing area of Manassas at the turn of the twentieth century. The Hobbs house (c. 1910, Ira Cannon; 9139 Grant Avenue), is Colonial Revival, though Cannon's preference was for more picturesque styles. The Ira Cannon house (1904, Ira Cannon; 9138 Grant Avenue), shows his personal preference—the Queen Anne style—with a few Colonial Revival touches such as Palladian windows and a one-story Ioniccolumned porch. The Ratcliffe House (1904, Ira Cannon; 9136 Grant Avenue), is also Queen Anne, with a corner tower and slender Tuscan columns that sit on shingled piers. The Payne house (c. 1915, Waddy B. Wood; 9134 Grant Avenue), is by a Washington, D.C.–based architect, better known for his Colonial Revival designs. Here Wood appears to have adopted some elements of the Craftsman style, though the entrance portico is nominally Colonial Revival. The Manassas Institute (1896, Albert Speiden; 9132 Grant Avenue), a large Italianate structure, was built by John Cannon as a school and is now a residence.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Grant Avenue Houses", [Manassas, 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, 65-65.

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