Margaret and James Wilson House. 1890

620 Chestnut Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Two-story frame Victorian house with vinyl siding and a metal-sheathed gable roof with a two-story gabled front wing. The one-story front porch has chamfered posts with molded neckings and sawn brackets and balustrade. Other features include a parged foundation, interior brick chimneys, a front entry with transom and remnants of a decorative surround, a one-story front bay window, a bracketed cornice, modem 9/9 and 12/12 windows, one- and two-story rear wings, and a one-story back porch with a sawn balustrade. Tax records for 1892 show a Mrs. M. A. Wilson as the owner of the house. This may have been Margaret Wilson, the wife of town treasurer James Wilson; the couple lived on Chestnut in 1900 along with their son Guy B., a mail clerk, and a black servant named Emma Payne. Mrs. Will Booker lived here in 1935. The house and its mirror image at 628 Chestnut appear to be portrayed on the 1891 aerial perspective. The house was most likely built by the Lambert Bros, sash and blind factory and construction firm.

Garage. Late 1920s. One-story frame with particle-board siding, a shed roof, and sliding matchboard doors.

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