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132-0033 Thomas J. Michie House

Thomas J. Michie House
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VLR Listing Date 07/20/1982

NRHP Listing Date 09/09/1982

NPS property number 82004603

Built in 1847-48 for state delegate Thomas J. Michie, this well-mannered Greek Revival dwelling, one of the earliest houses on Staunton’s East Beverley Street, also has been the home of Claiborne Rice Mason, a civil engineer; John Echols, founder of the National Valley Bank; Alan Caperton Braxton, a leader in the establishment of the State Corporation Commission; and Henry Winston Holt, chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. With its brick construction, deck-on-hip roof, and wide plain entablature, the house typifies the conservative, solidly proportioned structures favored by local builders working in the Greek Revival idiom. A contrast to the clean lines is the delicately detailed Grecian-style iron railing topping the porch.


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

Updated April 4, 2018