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James Sonner House

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1872, James Sonner. 187 High St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

Sonner was a local building contractor and his fluency in a number of architectural styles and details is evident here. The frame house has a wooden porch with broad segmental-arched brackets, a prominent cornice with paired brackets, Gothic tracery in the attic window, and diamond-patterned tracery in the sidelights of the entrance.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "James Sonner House", [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.

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