Anthony Hockman, one of Harrisonburg’s local builders, designed and built this elaborately ornamented Italianate residence for himself in 1871. An excellent example of the architecturally spirited dwellings of prosperous small towns of the late-19th century, the frame dwelling retains the traditional symmetrical plan characteristic of early country and town houses while incorporating fancy stylish ornament on both the exterior and interior. Its lacy sawn trim is typical of Harrisonburg houses in the last decades of the 19th century, reflecting the town’s growing awareness of architectural fashion. The Anthony Hockman House is set apart from more standard dwellings by its multi-windowed cupola with its eye-catching concave curved pyramidal roof. A highlight of the interior is the elaborated stenciled decorations on the dining room ceiling.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark