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Oakland Hall

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c. 1840. West side of U.S. 220, 4.8 miles south of Moorefield

Now the clubhouse of the Valley View Country Club, this exemplary South Branch manor is Greek Revival in proportions and trim. Thirdfloor knee, or frieze-band, windows, visually separated from the second story by an architrave molding, are unusual features but are not unique. The interior location of these windows in relation to an average person's height explains why they are often called knee windows. The roof of the main block is a deck-on-hip, and a lower, gable-roofed wing extends to the rear.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Oakland Hall", [Moorefield, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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