Built in 1879-80 for Alexander St. Clair, a Tazewell County banker and farmer, this robust, finely appointed dwelling is a documented work of local builder Thomas M. Hawkins, who was responsible for the construction of approximately twenty-five houses in the area. The modified Italianate dwelling, the only known brick house built by Hawkins, illustrates the introduction of stylish catalog-ordered wood trim into traditional house forms in the state’s southwestern arm. The marbleized interior woodwork is signed by Frank T. Wall and O. T. Jones, skilled local artisans and painters. Surviving on the Alexander St. Clair House property are several early outbuildings erected to serve the main house. Across the road is a horse stable constructed with logs from the original farm residence.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark