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183-5002 Vincent House

Vincent House
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NPS property number 03001444

William H. Vincent constructed the Vincent House in 1889 as the first dwelling in newly formed Capron on Main Street. The same family occupied the large twostory resident for three generations until 2001, influencing the development of the community. Originally depicting the Eastlake style of ornamentation, including a wraparound porch with turned columns, balusters, spindle bands, and gingerbread, the house evolved with later additions and the removal of the balusters, much of the gingerbread, and turned porch columns (replaced with classical Doric columns about 1909). Vincent brought industry to the area and by partnering with G. W. Truitt began the Vincent-Truitt Lumber Company in 1889. His grandson, state senator William Vincent Rawlings, began heading the precursor to the Virginia Peanut Farmers Association, Inc., in 1950. He converted a garage on the property to a two-room office for use as the association’s headquarters, which it remains.


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

Updated April 4, 2018