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William S. Trinkle House

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1912. 525 W. Main St.

One of Wytheville's several lofty classical residences of buff-colored brick, this has a colossal balustraded portico with paired Doric columns. The house was built for the brother of E. Lee Trinkle, governor of Virginia from 1922 to 1926 and a Wytheville native, and whose equally impressive residence has been demolished. Another grand house of buff-colored brick built for the well-heeled Trinkle brothers was that of Clarence M. Trinkle at 325 Church Street (c. 1910) and now the Barnett Funeral Home. It features a semicircular portico of colossal Doric columns, and Palladian windows flank the entrance.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "William S. Trinkle 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, 453-453.

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