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C. R. Brown House

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1903. 215 Church St.

Set in spacious grounds, this elaborate two-story frame Queen Anne house was built for the Reverend C. R. Brown. Its complex roofline includes multiple gables and a three-story polygonal corner tower with a bellcast roof. A second-story one-bay central balcony adds to the facade's multifaceted composition. Paired attenuated columns carry the pedimented portico that is incorporated within a wraparound porch. The house has much in common with the John W. Carter House (HR13) in Martinsville, a George F. Barber mail-order design.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "C. R. Brown House", [Tazewell, 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, 488-488.

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