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College Court

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1914–1920. East side of Main St.

An ornamental iron gate mounted on molded brick piers serves as pedestrian access to six bungalows surrounding a grassy common. Typical of Southern California and of Pasadena in particular, bungalow courts are relatively uncommon in Virginia. The designer of College Court likely had seen Gustav Stickley's various publications or perhaps Henry Wilson's The Bungalow Magazine, for the individually detailed houses have the usual low-lying aspect, with extended eaves, brackets, beveled glass door panes, and a variety of porch columns and posts, some with an Oriental cast to them. The enclave is slated for restoration.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "College Court", [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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