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Langhorne Scruggs House

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1856, 1901. 117 Reid St.

What is now the rear wing of this house was built in 1856 for Langhorne and Mildred Scruggs. In 1901 the Scruggses' daughter, Sally, and her husband, bank president Edwin Reid, expanded the house in a Queen Anne style that bursts with a wide variety of forms, materials, and textures. The wooden house includes a tower, an oriel, a Palladian window in the gable, and a one-story wraparound Eastlake porch with wooden balusters and spindles.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Langhorne Scruggs House", [Chatham, 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, 363-363.

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