You are here

West King Street Houses

-A A +A
c. 1780–late 19th century. 200–300 blocks of W. King St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

One of Strasburg's earliest buildings is the frame and log house (c. 1780) at 216 W. King that has an exterior-end limestone chimney and a brick stack. Its steep gable roof and small windows indicate the early date. Opposite, the late-nineteenth-century L-shaped two-story house of brick has oversized cast-iron cresting above the front porch and bay windows. Typical of many houses built in Strasburg in the late nineteenth century are the wooden houses along W. King Street's 300 block with their porches and decorative sawnwork.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "West King Street Houses", [Strasburg, 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, 72-72.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.