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Manor Place

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1920s, Fred Crowther. South side of 1500 block of Virginia Ave., immediately east of 1529 Virginia Ave.
  • Manor Place (State Historic Preservation Office, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, James E. Harding)

This charmingly narrow cul-de-sac contains only six small Tudor Revival houses, three on each side. Designs vary, but each has a one-andone-half-story and a two-story section, brick or stucco and half-timbered walls, and a red the roof. A sensitive composition of urban design, both in sum and in miniature, the group recalls an early-twentieth-century English garden suburb. Their small scale makes one think of them as “starter” houses and recalls the song lyric, “Just Molly and me, and baby makes three.” Crowther, a Charleston architect, designed similar but more expansive houses in South Hills.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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