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Marshall Avenue House

South Boston, Virginia

The architecture of colonial Virginia was derived from English architecture of the Georgian Period, which itself reflected the ideals of Italian Renaissance architecture.  This house, built in 1989, filled a vacant lot on a residential street lined with other neo-colonial and neo-federal houses.  The Marshall Avenue House reflects the owner’s and architect’s expectations to recall colonial and Italian vernacular architecture and to complete the pattern of two-storey houses that line the street.