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Henry Oates House

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1940–1943, Charles J. Ross. 1717 Market St.

If the traffic passing by were not enough, the Oates House would give proof that the nextdoor Davis House is not in the Cotswolds. A free interpretation of Mount Vernon, executed in brick, it is fronted by a full-length, balustraded portico with fluted columns in the Temple of the Winds variant of the Corinthian order. Above a dormered roof, an octagonal cupola straddles the roof ridge. To one side, a service wing fronted by an arcade terminates in a double garage. The different styles of these two neighbors speak well of their architect's mastery of period revival design.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Henry Oates House", [Parkersburg, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-WD12.2.

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