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Griffith D. Neal House

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1851. 125 Reid St.

This charming confection was built by school-teacher Griffith D. Neal when he got married. With three high-pitched front gables, bargeboards dripping sawn fleurs-de-lis, and dramatically rising finials, the house was clearly influenced by Sharswood (PI22), designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and constructed three years earlier. Pointed-arched windows, with correspondingly arched shutters, rise high into the gables, and a one-story porch with latticing and rails runs the width of the facade.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Griffith D. Neal 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, 363-364.

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