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Tiernan House

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1900–1901. 5 Kenwood Pl.
  • Tiernan House (State Historic Preservation Office, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Catherine Jourdan)

Kenwood Place was developed in 1899 and is lined with several handsome early-twentiethcentury Queen Anne, Shingle Style, and Colonial Revival houses. The form and details of this particular New England transplant were inspired by well-known originals like the John Hancock House in Boston, often copied in suburbs of that city such as Brookline and Chestnut Hill. The five-bay brick facade has a handsome central Ionic frontispiece, including a one-story porch with a balustered deck above. Dormers on the gambrel roof have broken-arched pediments. Although the Tiernan House is a loose, and perhaps florid, reworking of the Hancock House, it exudes a quiet, orderly sense of Georgian propriety among its Kenwood Place neighbors.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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

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