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John Winn House, 759 Belmont Avenue, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

John Winn House, 759 Belmont Avenue, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

 
 
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1987 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Honorable Mention
Significance: This house, once part of a 551 acre estate, is believed to have been built for John Winn by John Jordan, a brick mason for Thomas Jefferson. It is similar to other buildings built by Jordan, such as Stono, in Lexington, Virginia. With its center pavilion with lower symmetrical side wings, the Winn House illustrates Jefferson's influence on Jordan. The details of the house are of the Greek Revival and Federal periods as it was built during the transition between the two.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-347
Survey number: HABS VA-1247
Building/structure dates: ca. 1820 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1840 Subsequent Work

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Jordon, John
Keesee, Rosalyn M
Lay, K Edward, project manager
University of Virginia, School of Architecture, sponsor
Fitzpatrick, Sandra, delineator
Harrington, Nancy L, delineator
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Charlottesville (Va.)38.02931, -78.47668
Google Map of 38.0293059, -78.47667810000002
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