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Stevens Cottage

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1891, William M. Poindexter. 210 Maryland Ave.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Built as offices for the Shenandoah Land and Improvement Company during the county's period of boom development, the building blends Queen Anne with features of Craftsman houses. False half-timbering in the steeply pitched front gable and sophisticated window groupings are suggestive of Queen Anne, yet this is tempered by the use of rustic materials and details such as massive shingled porch piers, shingled wall and gable-end surfaces, and exposed rafter ends. Shenandoah's boom was short-lived, and in 1902 Mary and Edna Stevens purchased the building for use as a house. The Shenandoah Heritage Center acquired the house in 1974 and it is now used by the Chamber of Commerce.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Stevens Cottage", [Shenandoah, 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, 86-86.

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