You are here

Lucius H. Stephenson House

-A A +A
c. 1890. VA 1001 at VA 1002
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

The largest of Monterey's Queen Anne residences is this L-shaped frame building with Eastlake trim constructed for a local judge and his family. Situated on a hill overlooking the town to the east, the house features a three-bay porch with turned posts, a spindle frieze, brackets, and a pedimented bay sheltering a double-door entrance. The front projecting wing's gable end is highlighted by a balustraded balcony and a bargeboard forming a semicircular hood at the top of the gable. The house illustrates the availability of materials and craftsmanship that the local lumber industry brought to the community in the late nineteenth century.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "Lucius H. Stephenson House", [Monterey, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.