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095-5264 Baker-St. John House

Baker-St. John House
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/16/2010

NRHP Listing Date 02/22/2011

NPS property number 11000033

The locally important Baker-St. John House, situated near Abingdon in Washington County, was constructed ca. 1866 as a home for Dr. John Alexander Preston Baker. The house has a rich social history related to the Baker and St. John families and holds a prominent place in the architectural heritage of Washington County. Although a one-story addition was constructed on the rear of the dwelling in the late 20th century, the house possesses a high level of architectural integrity and detailed woodwork that reflects vernacular interpretations of the lingering Greek Revival and the romantic revival styles that were popular during the third quarter of the 19th century.


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

Updated October 2, 2018