This imaginative architectural folly was a project of David F. “Fent” Roudabush, one of the Shenandoah area's more colorful figures in the early twentieth century. About 1910, Roudabush began construction of the county's most unusual architectural creation. Named Jerusalem by neighbors, the structure consists of a series of reinforced-concrete arches and aedicules forming a wall along Maryland Avenue. Jerusalem's influences are unidentifiable, perhaps Mayan, Moorish, or early Hollywood movie set. When not engaged in his construction projects, Roudabush operated a profitable nursery and strawberry truck farm on the property.
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