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c. 1880–1900. 500–516 S. Laurel St.

In the building boom of the final decades of the nineteenth century, semidetached and detached Italianate frame town houses such as these—three bays wide and two stories in height, with full-width porches and relatively uniform setback—became the dominant form of building in the neighborhood. Most of the houses follow this pattern or some slight variation of it.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Houses", [Richmond, 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, 239-239.

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