James and Nell Wright House. 1920

321 Walnut Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Two-story frame Foursquare-form house with weatherboard siding and a metal-sheathed hip roof with gables and a hipped dormer. The one-story front porch has classical wood columns. Other features include a poured-concrete foundation, a north-side exterior brick chimney with paved shoulders, a decorative landing window, a two-story north-side wing, 8/1 and 6/1 windows, and a two-tier back porch with square-section wood columns on the first tier and a sleeping porch on the second. The house was built in 1920 for Louisa County native James Walton Wright and his wife Nell Massey Wright. J. W. Wright was president of the Virginia National Bank, formerly located on W. Main. Harry Brooks was probably the home's builder. The silver maple in front of the house was planted by Nell Wright. (James K. Wright)

National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form 2/4/02