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Houses on Second Street Southwest

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1891, George T. Pearson. 1112 and 1144 2nd St. SW

In an effort to attract desirable development, one of the N&W's subsidiary companies, the Crystal Springs Land Company, built three particularly elaborate model houses, two of which survive. These imaginative Shingle Style houses have dramatic roof forms with sweeping gables, dormers, and oriels, and incorporate a variety of materials, including brick, stone, and slate, as well as shingles. The house at number 1144 was built for Joseph H. Sands, a partner in the land company, who named it Briar Lodge. It is notable for its stone columns supporting the porch and the tall, partially exterior, brick chimney.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Houses on Second Street Southwest", [Roanoke, 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, 420-420.

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