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069-0050 Almond

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VLR Listing Date 06/18/2020

NRHP Listing Date 08/12/2020

NRHP Reference Number SG100005444

Just north of the town of Luray in Page County, prominent county resident Joseph Rhodes Almond built Almond around 1858, fusing Greek Revival style and Italianate detailing in its well-crafted brick construction. Italianate elements are found in the house’s symmetrically placed brackets with drop pendants, arched double door with arched windows, all of which are combined with Greek Revival-style features such as a one-bay porch supported by columns and corner brick pilasters. Almond (the Winslow House) is one of the best examples of early transitional Greek Revival to Italianate architecture in the Page Valley. With the exception of a bathroom added to its west side, the dwelling largely retains its original exterior and interior appearance. The property also includes an historic circa-1858 meat house with connected summer kitchen.

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

Updated: May 17, 2021