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Sands House

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1887. 209 S. Front St.

One of the island's most exuberant Queen Anne houses, this frame extravaganza has a porch with extraordinary columns shaped like elongated vases. The capitals they support want to be Ionic, but from a distance the column silhouettes appear like caryatids, with the capitals serving as heads.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Sands House", [Wheeling, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-WH50.

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