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J. S. Loose House

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1883. 112 W. College St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • Kyle-Roche House (Photograph by Mark Mones)

In contrast to the mostly Federal and Greek Revival houses on Main Street, this Gothic Revival house is notable for its recessed three-bay entrance porch with triangular-arched openings, a steeply pitched gable with a sawn bargeboard, polygonal projecting bays, and a wealth of decoratively sawn woodwork. Derived from A. J. Bicknell's Victorian Buildings (1878), the house was built for a local banker, who was also a German Reformed minister and superintendent of county schools. Across the street, the two-story frame Gothic Revival Kyle-Roche House (1880; 111 W. College) features a three-story entrance tower topped by gables on each elevation, a wraparound porch, pointed-arched windows, and elaborate wooden decoration.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "J. S. Loose 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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