House. Ca. 1920

636 Chestnut Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Two-story frame Victorian house with vinyl siding and a metal-sheathed hip roof with a decorative front gable. The one-story wraparound porch has classical wood columns and square-section balusters. Other features include a brick and concrete foundation, a brick interior flue, multiple front entries, 1/1 windows, a one-story back porch, and a one-story brick addition at the south back corner with a shed roof and stepped side parapet. This addition appears to have been a once separate garage built about the same time as the house. The house was either built as apartments or made into them; in 1935 two apartments were occupied by Samuel A. Craig and Mrs. Edna W. Jordan.

Garage and apartment. Ca. 1920; ca. 1930. One-story and story-and-a-half frame building with four discernable phases of construction. The north end was built in the early 1920s; the south sections were added in the late 1920s. The building has vinyl and novelty weatherboard siding, an asphalt-shingled gable and shed roof, a poured-concrete foundation, a frame carport addition, and an upstairs apartment above the north section with shed dormers.

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