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1000 Block of 13th Avenue

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  • Cammack House (West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)
  • Cammack House (S. Allen Chambers, Jr.)

Facing Ritter Park from well-tended, treeshaded lawns, the four houses that make up this block are excellent examples of period revival architecture. The Hawes House (c. 1919), an academic brick Georgian Revival at 1006 13th Avenue, features a handsome pedimented entrance that incorporates a fanlight and side lights. Next door, at 1020, the phenomenally ornate Cammack House ( HU33.1; 1923) presents a virtual catalog of details and materials that make up a proper Tudor Revival house. Details include buttresses, half timbering, four-centered arches, and quoins, and materials include stone, brick, wood, stucco, and tile. The gambrel-roofed Campbell House (1922), at 1030 13th Avenue, is a Georgian Revival remodeling of an earlier Craftsman house. Square piers support a delicate pedimented porch at the center of the broad facade. The Campbell-Staats House (1922–1923), at 1040, has served as the president's house for Marshall University since 1971. Its felicitous Mount Vernon-type portico (although with columns instead of piers, as at Washington's home) is a later addition to a restrained Federal Revival facade.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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