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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

060-0223 Evans House

Evans House
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/20/1989

NRHP Listing Date 11/13/1989

NPS property number 89001890

The I-house, a center-passage dwelling was the most popular of the mid-19th-century house types in Montgomery County. The Evans house is an interesting variation in that it has an irregular five-bay facade rather than the more standard symmetrical three-bay format. It is also one of the few examples constructed of brick. The brickwork employs a functional, though not usual, six-course American bond and has a molded brick cornice, a detail commonly found on vernacular brick houses in the Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia. Ignoring any influence from contemporary architectural fashions, the house was built ca. 1860 shortly after the farm was presented by Adam Wall to his daughter Ellen and her husband George R. Evans. The Eastlake porch and present windows sash were added ca. 1900.


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

Updated August 7, 2018