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c. 1895, D. Wiley Anderson. 2818 and 2902 Ellwood Ave.

These two mirror-image brick Italianate villas, complete with towers, occupy opposite corners. Anderson was more comfortable with the highly picturesque nineteenth-century styles than with plainer ones, and the use of the Italianate in this case is unusual for its late date. Some of the details, such as the second-floor window in the tower, indicate the nascent Colonial Revival, but the major feature, the campanile, looks back to pattern books of the 1870s and even earlier.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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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, 272-273.

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