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Van Wagenen House

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c. 1900. Virginia St.

This house next door to Lansdowne presents a lively contrast. The design is probably derived from George Barber's pattern books (1898–1907). An aggressive Queen Anne pile, the structure contains a variety of projections, chimneys, and roofs. The large porch has Tuscan columns. Although Jefferson and his builders loved the Tuscan order, it is doubtful that this detail is an homage to him.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Van Wagenen House", [Urbanna, 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, 342-342.

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