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Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Station

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1885. 326 North Main St.

The station, probably designed by the railroad's staff architects, is essentially a Queen Anne house turned into a station. The brick base supports broad, sheltering roofs and shingled gables. The porch becomes a waiting platform, and the ubiquitous tower of Queen Anne dwellings actually has a purpose as the signalman's perch.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Station", [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, 464-464.

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