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Wilson House

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1890; later addition. 410 W. Virginia Ave.

The most flamboyant of Crewe's residences, this house was built for C. E. Wilson, Crewe's first millionaire, an entrepreneur who began his skyrocketing career as a telegraph operator. His frame house, which resembles George F. Barber's mail-order designs, explodes with gables, dormers, finials, and varied window and porch shapes that are rounded off with a bay window, an oriel, and a conical-roof porch gazebo.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Wilson House", [Crewe, 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, 301-301.

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