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George W. Truitt House

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1909. 204 Bank St.

Bank Street, along with Franklin, Holladay, and Pinner streets, was developed in the elite residential section of New Town by land speculator John Franklin Pinner. Turn-of-the-twentieth-century prosperity is obvious in this example of the Southern Colonial Revival, with its giant Temple of the Winds Corinthian columns. Truitt, a local lumber magnate, wanted to impress and hired an artist (reputedly from New York) to paint murals above the fireplaces. The house has 24-inch steel beams and 18-inch-thick brick walls.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "George W. Truitt House", [Suffolk, 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, 465-465.

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