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Nash-Gill House

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c. 1885. 370 Middle St.
  • Nash-Gill House (Jason R. Waicunas)
  • Nash-Gill House (Richard Guy Wilson)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Exuberantly Victorian, this house combines a variety of idioms. The focal point is a tower whose base forms the front entrance and whose top is crowned by a mansard roof. Although the remaining elements of the east elevation are arranged symmetrically around the tower, the picturesque view from the southeast includes a two-story, polygonal window bay and decorative millwork at the apex of the principal gable. The front porch is particularly elaborate: chamfered posts sprout millwork along the top, and quatrefoil railings lend an ecclesiastical touch.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Nash-Gill House", [Portsmouth, 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, 448-448.

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