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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.

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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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI335.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 272-273.

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