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Dr. Bruce James House

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1899, William H. Deitrick. 803 Main St.

Built for physician Bruce James, this transitional Queen Anne house is moving toward early-twentieth-century classicism. With an octagonal corner tower and a two-story bay window on the north side, the house has a Queen Anne variety of projections, but their exuberance is toned down. A hint of squareness is creeping into the shapes, and a distinctly classical Palladian window and an Ionic porch herald the coming newer, more formal classicism.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Dr. Bruce James House", [Danville, 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, 373-373.

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