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1912, Frye and Chesterman. 2713 Avenham Ave. SW

Apart from the Hotel Roanoke, the area's most impressive Tudor Revival building is this house built for William C. Stephenson, cofounder of an insurance company. A stone base, imitation half-timbering, multipaned casement windows, overhangs, and multiple gables give this large but picturesque dwelling an air of stability and longevity, qualities an insurance man would appreciate.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Fairacres", [Roanoke, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-RK49.

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, 422-422.

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