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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

NPS property number 03001092

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. Recently restored as a private residence, the house also serves 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 4, 2018