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150-0109 Miller Southside Historic District

Miller Southside Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/20/1989

NRHP Listing Date 01/11/1991

NPS property number 90002110

These shady residential streets present a model image of a wholesome, small-town neighborhood of the first half of the 20th century. The houses, though unpretentious, are comfortable, well-built, and well-designed. With an abundance of lawn and trees they make the perfect setting for nurturing the American family ideal. Individuality is preserved through some half-dozen stylistic idioms including Dutch Colonial, Tudor Revival, Georgian Revival, Bungalow, and Foursquare. The grid-plan blocks comprise two contiguous additions. The first was a 1913 development by the Southside Land Company. The second, the Miller Addition, was laid out in 1919. An openness and cohesion was achieved with a twenty-foot setback and a minimum construction value. Virginia Tech architectural professor, Clinton Harriman Cowgill, helped set the architectural tone in the 1930s by designing some ten houses, all variations of the Colonial and Tudor revivals.


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

Updated April 4, 2018