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Stabler-Bocock-Watts House

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1852; 1880, Robert C. Burkholder. 602 Washington St.

This brick “cottage” is Lynchburg's best example of antebellum Gothic Revival. Built for a prominent druggist, originally from Alexandria, Virginia, its design could have been (and probably was) taken from a handbook by Alexander Jackson Davis, A. J. Downing, or Samuel Sloan. Hood moldings cap the windows, and a large, diamond-paned arched window centers the steeply pitched central pavilion. As was often the case with Gothic Revival “cottages,” the house is deceptively large. The felicitous and florid cast-iron porch and entrance steps, as well as the iron cresting on the roof, date from 1880.

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Anne Carter Lee

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