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Oewel House

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c. 1880. 195 W. Washington St.
  • (Photograph by Tim Buchman)

This Carpenter Gothic house was probably built for Dutch immigrant Jan A. G. Oewel. The one-and-a-half-story board-and-batten house has a cross gable and a gabled wall dormer, a balcony below one gable, and a three-bay porch with a sawn balustrade, bracketed columns, and a balcony. The two second-floor windows with Gothic trim, louvered side-lights, and louvered shutters are among the most striking features of the house.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Oewel House", [Wytheville, 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, 455-455.

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