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307 South Cherry St.

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c. 1840

This simple frame house is one of the oldest in Oregon Hill. When constructed it was probably the only building on the block. The house incorporates a deep setback that reflects its thensuburban location. Gabled cottages of this type were the dominant building type of the neighborhood in the antebellum period, and examples can be found interspersed among the later buildings.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "307 South Cherry St.", [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, 240-240.

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