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W. H. Thomas House

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1909–1912, Frank L. Packard. South side of Duhring St.
  • W. H. Thomas House (HABS/HAER)

Overlooking Bramwell from the south, this large Tudor Revival mansion was designed by a Columbus, Ohio, architect who obtained a number of West Virginia commissions. The first story and one of two projecting pavilions are of quarry-faced bluestone, while the second floor is mostly stuccoed. A modicum of half timbering carries out the Tudor theme, and a particularly craggy red tile roof covers the ensemble. The garage–guest quarters, downhill and close to the street, imitates the materials of the main house. The numerous walls on this hillside property were built of stone quarried on site and constructed by the Italian masons who worked on the Edward Cooper house ( ME21).

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "W. H. Thomas House", [Bluefield, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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