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J. G. Brown House

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1849. 111 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

Perhaps the town's most imposing example of Greek Revival is this two-story Flemish bond brick house with stepped parapet gable ends, tripartite windows, and a full-height pedimented portico with Doric columns and a Chippendale-style balustrade across the second level. The portico shelters entrances on each floor that have wide transoms and side-lights. An ornamental cast-iron fence with a gate extends across the front of the lot. Brown was a physician and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "J. G. Brown House", [Bridgewater, 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, 96-96.

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