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Dr. Isaac Trimble House

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c. 1900. 306 W. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This example of the local lumber industry's products and builders' craft is a two-story weatherboarded house with a gable roof topped by a prominent square belvedere with a wooden finial. The front projecting wing has a gable highlighted by a sawn bargeboard and a pinnacle, and the front porch has slender chamfered wooden posts, an open frieze, and a pedimented entrance bay. Although compact, the house displays details, textures, and a variety of elements more often seen in larger houses of the period.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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

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