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Kitson Apartments

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c. 1905. 2–24 Main Ave.
  • Kitson Apartments

This solid line of eleven brick row houses tight against the sidewalk is typical of any eastern metropolis. However, the group is a surprising urban type in a small town whose population was only 3,000 when they were built and where single houses set in yards are the norm. Bracketed metal cornices once capped the otherwise unadorned three-bay units, but simpler overhangs now replace them. The unit at the upper end (number 24) carries the same cornice line but has new facing and slightly different fenestration spacing.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Kitson Apartments", [Weston, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-LW5.

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