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Armstrong House

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c. 1848. 315 North St.

Although its doorway, with side lights and rectangular transom, is Greek Revival in character, there is much about this T-shaped brick house, now painted white, that bespeaks the earlier Federal style. The single-pile plan (dining room and kitchen are in the rear wing, which forms the stem of the 7), attenuated proportions, narrow silhouette, and facade of Flemish bond brick are features that would have been considered out of date in larger cities when it was built. Now the oldest dwelling in Ripley, the Armstrong House was built on what was then the main east-west thoroughfare, a block from Courthouse Square.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Armstrong House", [Ripley, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-JA3.

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