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John S. Copenhaver House

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c. 1885, early 20th century. 116 W. Cherry St.

Although somewhat compromised by the later addition of a Craftsman-influenced wraparound porch and replacement windows, this is a striking example of Gothic Revival, a style rare for houses in southwestern Virginia. The weatherboard building has seven steeply pitched gables adorned by decorative bargeboards. Copenhaver was a prominent early resident of Marion.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "John S. Copenhaver House", [Marion, 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, 461-461.

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