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Richard H. and Mary Clemmer House

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1927, A. Lawrence Kocher; A. A. Farnham, landscape architect. 656 Cherry Ave.

In 1926, Kocher, a pioneer of modern architecture in the United States, was appointed director of the McIntire School of Art and Architecture at the University of Virginia. This two-story house of random rubble with brick gables and half-timbering is a modern interpretation of Tudor Revival. The house incorporates several decorative features made at Virginia Metalcrafters, a Waynesboro company that Clemmer owned. This firm, which produced reproduction metalwork, evolved from the Loth Stove Company (owned by Clemmer's uncle) and Rife Ram Works. For the garden Farnham created terraces on the steeply sloped site.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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