You are here

Country Club Hill Historic District

-A A +A

This district, in the far southwestern corner of Bluefield, near the Virginia state line, contains another cluster of impressive period revival houses dating from the 1920s and 1930s. Alex Mahood's much-altered Bluefield Country Club, dating from 1920, enticed the golfing crowd to settle near its well-manicured course. The W. A. Bodell House ( ME18.1; 1924, Alex Mahood; 1430 Whitethorn Street), Bluefield's most accomplished Mediterranean-inspired mansion, has blond brick walls covered with a multihipped, red tile roof. A particularly handsome loggia centers the facade, though the Ionic capital of its single column seems a bit lonely. The white-painted brick mansion of J. M. B. Lewis, Jr. ( ME18.2; 1939, Alex Mahood; 1408 Lebanon Street) is among the newer houses in the neighborhood. Its twostory portico was inspired by the one at Mount Vernon. As at George Washington's house, the nicely attenuated proportions are more Federal in spirit than Georgian.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.