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First Presbyterian Church, 1884, Waynesboro

Dating to the colonial era, the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro was founded in 1760 with the establishment of a church on Briar Creek (Episcopalian) and another on Walnut Branch.  The present church grew out of the union of these two churches in 1812. The present structure, the third to serve the congregation on this site, was dedicated in 1884.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Wilkins House, Circa 1900, Waynesboro

This home is as difficult to photograph as its architectural style is to define. It has Queen Anne influences but is much more Eclectic than Victorian. Built for William Archibald Wilkins, who was a Confederate major and  mayor of Waynesboro, it hosted President William Howard Taft during a visit to the city in 1910. It is also known as the Wilkins-Hagood House.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Wisteria Hall, Circa 1909, Waynesboro

Known locally as Wisteria Hall for the design of a stained glass panel on the stairway landing featuring wisteria and two birds in flight, this magnificent Neoclassical Revival landmark was built for Waynesboro merchant Enon E. Chance. [The date of 1909 comes from the National Register of Historic Places nomination form; a sign in front of the house dates it to 1900. I’m not sure why there is a discrepancy, though this is a common issue with historic homes].

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Bobby Rhodes Filling Station, Waynesboro

This was probably a small store in addition to being a filling station.

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Warehouse, Circa 1900, Waynesboro

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Craftsman Houses, Waynesboro

This may be my favorite Craftsman in Waynesboro. The second floor isn’t even visible from the sidewalk (below).

A survey for the National Register nomination found as many as 130 houses in Waynesboro with Craftsman elements, though I didn’t observe that many.

The style, while encompassing specific parameters, is quite wide ranging in execution.

Brick versions are generally less common in smaller towns.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Reynolds House, Circa 1835, Waynesboro

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Brinson House, 1914, Waynesboro

An earlier house on this lot, owned by Mrs. Frank L. Brinson, Sr. (Martha Elizabeth Herrington Brinson), burned in 1913 shortly after the installation of electricity.  This house was built soon thereafter and was the home of Frank L. Brinson, Jr. The family has remained in the house for over a century.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Sturges-Burton-Cates House, 1880, Waynesboro

This Folk Victorian landmark was built for Miss Philoclia Whitehead Sturges, a music teacher at Waynesboro Academy. Thomas J. Burton and his wife Sarah bought the home in 1883 and it has remained in the family ever since.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Lawson-Mobley House, 1891, Waynesboro

This Queen Anne cottage was built circa 1891 for Judge Edward Floyd Lawson and was later owned by his niece, Mrs. Ruby Lee Davis Carswell.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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