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Crawley House

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1903, J. E. McDaniel. 500 S. Main St.

The most elaborate and architecturally sophisticated of Blackstone's turn-of-the-twentieth-century residential areas are on S. Main, S. High, and Brunswick streets. Many of the houses, especially the somewhat smaller ones, were constructed by the Black-stone Land and Improvement Company and share such features as turrets, gables, dormers, and porches with conical roofs. Built for a local hardware merchant, this Queen Anne house showcases carpenter-builder McDaniel's skill. The two-story frame house has a one-story wraparound porch with coupled Ionic colonettes and a dentil-like entablature motif. Its several gables have sawn decoration at their peaks and some have traceried semi-lunettes above Stick Style elaboration.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Crawley House", [Blackstone, 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, 298-298.

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