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092-0016 Alexander St. Clair House

Alexander St. Clair House
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VLR Listing Date 10/21/1980

NRHP Listing Date 06/28/1982

NPS property number 82004606

Built in 1879-80 for Alexander St. Clair, a 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 property are several early outbuildings erected to serve the main house. Across the road a horse stable constructed with logs from the original farm residence.


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

Updated November 8, 2018