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Kline House

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1895. 3601 Chamberlayne Ave. (U.S. 1)

This one-story turreted frame house with wraparound porch supported by Doric columns is one of the few surviving single residences on this major city thoroughfare. The avenue has lost most of its old homes to undistinguished low-rise apartment houses. In its heyday, however, this boulevard was Northside Richmond's equivalent to Monument Avenue and boasted some of the city's most impressive homes, all set behind uniform privet hedges. The construction of this house predates the establishment of Ginter Park. This was the longtime home of the Kline family, who moved here in 1911 when the Kline Motor Kar Corporation relocated from York, Pennsylvania. The company's Stanley Steamer and White Steamer models were the only automobiles ever manufactured in Richmond.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Kline House", [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, 281-281.

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