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054-0181 Anderson Foster House

Anderson Foster House
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VLR Listing Date 07/18/1978

NRHP Listing Date 11/17/1978

NPS property number 78003028

This simple side passage country cottage documents the continuity of Virginia’s vernacular style over a century-long span. Appearing little different from a house dating at least seventy five years earlier, the Anderson Foster house was actually built in 1856, long after more stylish locales and clients had abandoned the regional idiom. The first owner of the dwelling was Dr. James B. Anderson, a country physician who bowed somewhat to contemporary taste by installing simple Greek Revival trim in a building that is otherwise almost completely lacking in academic architectural influence. The house has been restored in recent years.


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

Updated April 4, 2018