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Mann Street Houses

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c. 1850, 1870, 1880. 100–200 blocks of Mann St.

This trio of handsome dwellings forms an unusually sophisticated grouping for their rural setting. The Governor William Mann House (1870; 139 Mann) was built for Mann during his long tenure as judge of the Nottoway court preceding his term as governor of Virginia. His Italianate residence combines an elaborate two-story L-shaped frame house with a three-story tower. Single, double, and triple windows are set in a variety of rectangular, round-arched, and segmental-arched openings. Although diminished by the removal of balconies above the porch, bay window, and south side, the soaring house still manages to represent the aspirations of a future governor.

The two-story wooden Cummins House (c. 1850; 159 Mann) is more modest, embellished with decorative sawnwork and an entrance bay with an arched, pierced, and eared pediment on the roofline. The Dillemuth House (1880; 219 Mann) is a two-and-a-half-story frame building with the squared massing of Greek Revival but finished with Second Empire detailing, including a mansard roof with segmental-arched window heads, bracketed cornice, bay window, and a one-story bracketed porch.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Mann Street Houses", [Crewe, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-NW4.

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, 296-297.

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