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John E. Gannaway House

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1899, attributed to Edward G. Frye. 500 Washington St.

Diamond Hill's largest 1890s dwelling is this massive red brick house, built by a hardware store magnate. The octagonal corner tower and the arched entrance, with a repeating arch in the projection above, are motifs that the architect used often in his Queen Anne residential designs. The superb brickwork attests to the city's long-standing tradition of excellence in the use of this material. The symmetrical, highly developed facade of the two-and-a-half-story brick Richard A. Carrington House (1909, Lewis and Burnham) at 508 Washington demonstrates that Lynchburg's architects had mastered the principles of Georgian Revival by the first decade of the twentieth century. Carrington was one of several Lynchburgers who made fortunes in the shoe industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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