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132-0018 C. W. Miller House

C. W. Miller House
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VLR Listing Date 12/19/1978

NRHP Listing Date 06/19/1979

NPS property number 79003300

Staunton architect T. J. Collins’s experimentation with a broad range of styles endowed his city with marvelous variety in his many works. Of his surviving residential commissions, none is more elaborate than the large house he designed in the late 1890s for C. W. Miller, located adjacent to Mary Baldwin College. Drawing from the Chateauesque as well as Queen Anne style, Collins, with the buff brick, delicate ornamentation, and a variety of curves, gave the house a grace and lightness not seen in the average domestic work of the period. Just as delightful is the interior, highlighted by a remarkable spindle and scrollwork screen framing a paneled stair. The Mary Baldwin music department was located here for many years. The house was carefully restored as a private residence in 1993 when the conservatory, removed in the 1930s, was reconstructed.


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

Updated April 4, 2018