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Residential Building (Rest Haven Inn)

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Rest Haven Inn
1858; 1880 additions. 310 N. Main St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

This building began as a house and subsequently was enlarged and remodeled as a hotel. It was given a wraparound porch with bracketed piers and a slate-shingled mansard roof with gabled dormers. Nearby at 404 N. Main, the Belew-Harshman House began c. 1830 as a two-story frame, side-passage-plan building, and in 1890 acquired an octagonal tower and a porch with elaborate brackets. At 104 N. Main the Hisey-Mitchell building gained, c. 1890, a three-story hexagonal tower, a slate-shingled mansard roof with gabled dormers, and a wooden porch with an elaborate frieze. The building's northernmost section was constructed in 1881 as the C. P. Hisey Drugstore with a residence above.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Residential Building (Rest Haven Inn)", [Edinburg, 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, 73-73.

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