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129-0066 McVitty House

McVitty House
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VLR Listing Date 06/18/2003

NRHP Listing Date 10/23/2003

NRHP Reference Number 03001092

The McVitty House was built in 1906 as a two-and-a-half-story frame house in the Colonial Revival style. Samuel McVitty, the wealthy owner of a prominent Salem tannery, occupied the house from its completion until 1915. Lewis Dawson, manager of the McVitty tannery, purchased the house in 1917 and added a wing to the rear in the 1920s. The house features elliptical fanlight windows and elaborate gabled dormers. At the time of its listing in the registers in 2003, the recently restored house was also serving as a small inn.


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

Updated April 23, 2020