Frank Sweet House. 1890s

705 Walnut Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Two-story frame Queen Anne house with roof. The one-story wraparound porch has novelty weatherboard siding and an asphalt-shingle gable roof. The one-story wraparound porch has classical wood columns, turned balusters, and a basement-level work room under the south end. Other features include a stone foundation, an interior brick chimney, a two-story front bay window with a cutaway gable, beaded matchboard and board-and-batten gable sheathings, a north-side one-story bay window, 2/2 windows with molded surrounds with turned corner blocks, and an enclosed two-tier back porch. The property is notable for the rockfaced concrete-block wall that extends along Walnut and Fifteenth, which has intermittent piers with hollowed-out tops that served as planters, and (along steep slopes) curved copings. Concrete-block piers with decorative iron fence panels between continue the wall at its ends. Writer Frank Sweet once owned this house. The occupant in 1935 may have been L. F. McCauley. (James K. Wright)

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