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John H. Schoolfield House

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1883, Thomas B. Fitzgerald. 944 Main St.

This Italianate house was built for John H. Schoolfield, a merchant and a founder of Dan River Mills. It features a heavy, bracketed cornice, tall and slender arched windows with hoods, a projecting central pavilion, and a lacy cast-iron porch with a bellcast roof. The irregular massing of the house and the interlocking corner bricks of the polygonal side bay reflect the late appearance of this house in the Italianate mode. There are later modifications to the rear of the house.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "John H. Schoolfield 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, 374-374.

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