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Longwood Bed-and-Breakfast (Cunningham House)
Built for Dr. John Cunningham, who became president of Longwood College (PE7) in 1887, this Classical Revival house remained as the home of the college's presidents until 1969. It briefly served as the alumni office until becoming a bed-and-breakfast. The house is set on a platform with a low balustrade, and has a colossal two-story portico with paired Ionic columns, and one-story side porches. Two pedimented dormers with tracery break through the hipped roof. Heard and Chesterman designed the Tudor Revival Barrow House (1925) opposite at 611 High. The style was fashionable in the 1920s and this house has such characteristic features as a cross gable, a steep roof with patterned slate, and a fieldstone chimney with tall brick flues, as well as a walled garden.
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