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Morton-Sizemore House

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Late 19th century. 617 Virginia Ave.

This two-story frame house manages to survive gracefully among the strip stores and Colonial Revival drive-in banks that now surround it. The house's wraparound porch terminates in a circular conical-roofed corner and is further articulated with a half-round front balcony, and a square pyramid-topped side balcony. The house was built for tobacco merchant Edward L. Morton and was later owned by Lizzie Pittard Sizemore. The more hospitable side streets that lead from Virginia Avenue along with Rose Hill Avenue, a hill-side road west of Virginia Avenue, are lined with houses dating from c. 1825 to the twentieth century in a variety of styles.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Morton-Sizemore House", [Clarksville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 341-341.

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