The prodigious Colonial Revival mansion erected in 1907 for Roanoke businessman and civil leader Junius Blair Fishburn, was regarded by its architect H. H. Huggins as an object of great personal achievement. In a 1908 advertisement in the Roanoke City Directory Huggins boldly stated: “Under my plans and direction, there has been erected in Roanoke one of the finest residences in the state of Virginia.” The house was Fishburn’s residence until his death in 1955 when it was given to the Roanoke Department of Parks and Recreation. Rather than evoke a specific image, the “colonial” style here is freely interpreted to make a grand effect suitable for the city’s leading citizen. Typical of many Colonial Revival dwellings, Mountain View has a large central portico projecting over a one-story porch. The mansion, inside and out, survives essentially untouched in an excellent state of preservation, and is located in the Southwest Historic District.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
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