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128-5978 Boxley-Sprinkle House

Boxley-Sprinkle House
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 09/08/2004

NRHP Listing Date 11/27/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04001275

Locally significant for reflecting the development of a South Roanoke neighborhood and its changing architectural tastes during the first half of the 20th century, the Boxley-Sprinkle House is situated on a prominent city corner. Built circa 1907, the house was constructed in the Victorian style and faced on 26th Street (formerly Fifth Avenue) with a corner turret, projecting polygonal bays, and a wraparound porch. In the 1940s, under new ownership, and in response to new trends and a local building boom, the house was redesigned in a Colonial Revival style and the main entrance reoriented to Crystal Spring (formerly Virginia) Avenue, with the addition of a full-height classical portico.

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

Updated: October 15, 2021