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 in the Stuart Addition Historic District. Drawing from the Chateauesque as well as Queen Anne styles, 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 College music department was located here for many years. The C. W. Miller House was carefully restored as a private residence in 1993 when the conservatory, removed in the 1930s, was reconstructed.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark