Belgravia Apartments. 1890s

657 Pine Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Two-story Queen Anne house of stucco frame construction with a metal-sheathed gable roof. The house has front and side two-story bay windows with unusual hip-and-gable roofs and louvered gable vents of unusual Tudor-arched shape. The one-story front porch has slender classical columns and a smaller second-story sleeping porch. Other features include a brick foundation, a two-tier side porch with modem wood exterior stair, two two-tier rear porches (one enclosed, the other with matchboard railings), and 2/2 windows. The house may be that owned by Louisa Withrow in 1892 and it may be portrayed in the 1891 aerial perspective of Waynesboro. The hip-and-gable form of its bay window roofs suggests and affinity with the contemporaneous Queen Anne houses at 428 Maple and 517 Walnut. It was listed as the Belgravia Apartments in 1935, and it appears to have been remodeled during the early twentieth century, perhaps during its conversion into apartments. (Tax records; Hawke, History of Waynesboro, front endsheets)

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