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John Marshall Warwick House

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1826. 720 Court St.
  • (HABS; Photograph by Richard Cheek)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This solid brick house is the best remaining example from a transitional period when Lynchburg's domestic architecture was evolving from Federal into Greek Revival. Details, such as the decorative panels between first- and second-story windows, are Federal, whereas the overall form and shape are Greek. Although the porch with its Eastlake detailing is a later addition, the original granite steps lead to it. John Warwick, originally of Richmond, insured the house in 1827, listing a number of outbuildings on his half-acre lot. A handsome, solid row of Victorian-era houses on Court Street now replaces them. Most are now offices, as is the Warwick House, which accommodates a publishing firm named after it.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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