Alvis House. 1928

620 Walnut Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Two-story Foursquare-form house of stretcher brick-veneer frame construction with an asphalt-shingle hip roof with hipped dormers with wood-shingled sides. The one-story front porch has classical wood columns on brick pedestals and square-section balusters. Other features include a poured-concrete foundation, a side exterior brick chimney with stepped shoulders, an interior brick flue, a one-story side wing, 6/6 windows with soldier and header lintels, and a two-tier back porch with a screened first tier and a sleeping porch on the upper tier. Sam Alvis is probably the original owner of the house; the concrete basement floor is inscribed with the initials SMA and the date 1928. Dr. J. G. Dinwiddie, who was associated with Du Pont, , was a long-time owner in the 1930s and later. (Gregory Ciszek, owner; James K. Wright)

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