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113-5032 A. G. Pless House

A. G. Pless House
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/05/2001

NRHP Listing Date 05/16/2002

NRHP Reference Number 02000526

A. G. Pless House is a two-story wood-frame residence located on old U.S. Route 58 in the city of Galax that embodies the characteristics of the Colonial Revival style of the early-20th-century. Its style was clearly influenced by house precedents in Colonial Williamsburg, which was being developed when the Pless house was built in 1939. The house was carefully detailed by Winston-Salem architect William Roy Wallace with box cornices, beaded frieze boards, carved modillion blocks, simple rakeboards, beaded weatherboards, and copper ogee built-in gutters. Wallace became known for his expertise in designing residences in the colonial style during the first half of the 20th century.


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


Updated: February 1, 2021