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Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Music Center (Chase House)

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Chase House
c. 1900. 249 E. Main St.

Built for state senator Roland E. Chase, this three-story brick house combines elements of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival. A monumental portico with paired Doric columns overwhelms the two-story wraparound porch and the more picturesque bay windows and gables. In 2004, the house was converted into a museum and event center to promote mountain and bluegrass music and is dedicated to bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley.

Nearby, across Volunteer Avenue, the two-story Colonial Revival brick house (1915) with a deck-on-hip roof also boasts a monumental portico. A curved cast-iron balustraded balcony fits within the portico and a rusticated stone wall extends around the property.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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