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Joshua Wilton House Inn and Restaurant

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1888. 412 S. Main St.

This exuberantly decorated house reflects Wilton's prominent place in the community and his wealth and prestige. Moving to Harrisonburg from Canada in 1865, Wilton opened a hardware store and soon became one of the town's leading business and civic leaders, serving as president of the First National Bank and on the city council. His three-story painted brick house with a wraparound porch, multiple gables with sawn trim, pointed-arched windows, and a corner tower with a polygonal spire reveals the eclectic nature of Victorian architecture, blending elements from Gothic, Italianate, and Queen Anne. The house is now an inn and restaurant.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Joshua Wilton House Inn and Restaurant", [Harrisonburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-RH10.

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, 89-90.

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