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Second half of the 19th century. Northeast corner of 2nd and Jones sts.

This prodigious double house of hard-pressed brick rises three and one-half stories. Italianate and Second Empire details predominate, and gently swelling bays on either side of the central entrances rise three full stories to the cornice line. Above a dormered mansard roof, a large belvedere with bracketed cornice and its own mansard roof tops things off. The house obviously housed top-echelon managers and their families. Adjacent to the mansion, a new apartment building replicates some of its forms, notably the mansard roof.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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

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