Quarles-Walker House

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Built around 1839 in Bedford County, the Quarles-Walker House is richly detailed in a vernacular version of the Neoclassical style. The two-story timber-framed house was built for the Quarles family, headed by Nancy Quarles and her son John Winston Quarles. The interior is finished with tripartite Neoclassical mantels that employ reeding for various decorative effects and reeded chair rails. Peg rails, a stair with scrolled tread brackets, a barred foundation vent, and decorative painting are other notable features. Next to the Quarles-Walker House stands a small frame milk house, built about 1940 when then-owner Robert Parker Walker operated the property as the Evergreen Dairy. The milk house reflects aspects of the era’s approved practice for dairy facility construction. The property’s period of significance extends from ca. 1839 (when land tax records and architectural evidence suggests the house was completed) to around 1940 when the milk house was constructed.

Last Updated: August 30, 2023

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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