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1931, Nielson Brothers. 265 S. Mason St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

By the first decade of the twentieth century, residential streets had been laid out parallel and south of E. Market Street. This seven-bay two-story brick apartment building on a limestone foundation has a centered entrance framed with stone and surmounted by a small balcony carried on brackets. On each side of the entrance are balconied porches with wooden piers on high limestone pedestals. The porches give direct access to the units. The building's gabled roof and three dormers have Tudor Revival false timbering and stucco. Like many houses in the area, this one was constructed by Nielson Brothers, a local construction company. Nielson Brothers was the heir to architect Anthony Hockman's business, having bought out Russell Bucher (son of architect William M. Bucher), who had married Anthony Hockman's daughter.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Biltwell", [Harrisonburg, 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, 91-91.

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