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Mabel Lee Walton House (Muhlenberg Hall)

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Muhlenberg Hall
1914. 225 N. Muhlenberg St.

Muhlenberg Hall stands out among the grand houses that line N. Muhlenberg Street. When it was constructed for local businessman Clyde E. Walton and his wife, Maude, the Colonial Revival house was the largest and most impressive in town. A monumental semicircular Ionic portico shelters a central front door flanked by sidelights and topped by an elliptical fanlight with tracery. Above the door is a small balcony with a cast-iron balustrade fronting a group of three windows consisting of a taller round-arched window between two segmental-arched windows. The house was acquired in 1963 as the national headquarters for the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and named for Mabel Lee Walton, sister of Clyde, who served as the sorority's national president from 1913 to 1947.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Mabel Lee Walton House (Muhlenberg Hall)", [Woodstock, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-SH7.

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, 70-70.

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