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C. L. Ritter House

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1910. 1860 McCoy Rd.

Set well back from one of McCoy Road's treacherous curves, this rambling Craftsman house is the largest of Huntington's early-twentiethcentury suburban estates. Its first-story walls are of sandstone (quarried nearby), with shingles on the second. Hip-roofed dormers look out from a broad-eaved hipped roof on the third floor. As is appropriate for a house built by a lumberman, the interior has extensive oak paneling. From 1951 to 1971 the house served as a convent for fifty sisters of the Pallottine order. It has since been restored as a private home.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "C. L. Ritter House", [Huntington, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-HU41.

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