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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

126-0008 La Riviere

La Riviere
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/15/1994

NRHP Listing Date 08/16/1994

NPS property number 94000991

With its wrap-around veranda and crenelated tower, La Riviere displays the curious mix of modern domesticity with romantic historicism that characterizes American’s Queen Anne style. It was designed by William Ingles for himself. Ingles, a member of a locally distinguished family, had a successful career as a civil engineer, designing railroad structures in several states. He also was a Radford businessman and civic leader. His prosperity enabled him to build a finely appointed mansion overlooking the New River, but the house burned the night before he and his wife were to move in. The present house, completed in 1892, was built on the foundations of the original. Typical of the Queen Anne style, La Riviere combines many forms and materials. The rich interior, dominated by a grand stair rising in the tower, remains almost untouched. The property is still owned by Ingles family members.


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

Updated April 4, 2018