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Figgatt Law Offices and House

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c. 1880. 16 and 20 E. Main St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

The modest one-story frame office and the two-story brick house of James Figgatt are conveniently adjacent to each other, a common arrangement in the nineteenth century. The office's off-center three-bay facade and simple hipped roof contrasts with the formal symmetry of the five-bay house with its deck-on-hip roof. The wooden Gray House (c. 1867; 26 E. Main) has a two-story porch across the facade and another in the rear. Below brackets supporting the eaves, the front porch's curious entablature features a locally recurring element that lies somewhere between dentils and modillions.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Figgatt Law Offices and House", [Fincastle, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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