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150-0005 Thomas-Conner House

Thomas-Conner House
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VLR Listing Date 06/20/1989

NPS property number 89001881

A handsome and well-maintained Italianate residence, the Thomas-Conner house was built in the 1870s for William Thomas. It later was inherited by the Conner family who owned it for many years. Although the house employs the fashionable Italianate detailing of the 1870s, including round-arch windows and a deep bracketed cornice, the two-story, double-pile, center-passage format is a traditional residential formula used in the area over preceding decades. The restrained Italianate style echoes that used in the earliest buildings of Virginia Tech and may have shared common builders. The house stands prominently on one of the largest lots in the central town area, signaling the fact that this was a prestigious location for a leading local family. In recent times the house has acquired by the town and sensitively adapted for office use.
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Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated February 6, 2019