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Page-Vawter House

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1890. North side W. Main St., immediately east of intersection with Rich Creek Rd. (Fayette County 60/3)
  • Page-Vawter House (State Historic Preservation Office, West Virginia Division of Culture and History)

Inordinately tall windows, bracketed cornices, fish-scale shingles, an angular bay at one corner, and a wraparound porch all contribute to the Victorian-period flavor of this large, rambling frame house. In spite of occasional protrusions, a basic rectangular form prevails, and in spite of all the trim, the house owes as much stylistic debt to the then-emerging Colonial Revival as to the then-receding Queen Anne style. This was the home of William Nelson Page, who, as manager, then president, of the area's largest coal company, was instrumental in the early development of Fayette County's New River Coal Field. He was the first president of the Virginian Railway, which helped open additional West Virginia coalfields early in the twentieth century.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Page-Vawter House", [Ansted, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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