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Wier House

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1835. 25 Lanier Ave.

The only early-nineteenth-century brick house in Chatham, this two-story, double-pile, side-hall house was built for prosperous Chatham merchant Hugh Wier and his wife, Elizabeth Smith. Now set perpendicular to the street, the late Federal residence features an arched fanlight over the entrance, carefully crafted flat arches crowning the first-floor windows, and a delicate cornice with rope molding. Twin chimney stacks in the end gable flank a large and elaborate circular attic window that was added later.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Wier 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, 364-364.

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