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Blue and Red, Boydton, 1890 | by David V. Hoffman
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Blue and Red, Boydton, 1890

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At 50 Washington Street in Boydton, Virginia is this late Victorian home. It has a 3-bay porch with a double-door entry complete with sidelights and a segmented transom. The porch roof supports are square posts with panels and brackets at the junction of roof and support. The porch window is arched with the upper portion composed of small panes of colored glass. A small diamond-pane attic window is on the front gable; the two side gables contain lunettes for attic lighting. There are scrolled brackets under the eaves and pairs of brackets under the porch overhang. The house is a very pale blue with red and darker blue trim.


When I first photographed the house, I was unable to get an acceptable frontal view and the color seems very pale compared to this. This house is in the Boydton Historic District. [VDHR ID: 173-5001-0070]


Source: Two Mecklenburg Towns—Architectural and Historical Surveys of Boydton and Clarksville, edited by John G. Zehmer, published by the Virginia Department of Historic resources, copyright 2003


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Taken on May 4, 2010