I fell in love with this house at first sight. A few months ago I posted a crooked picture I took while hanging out of a moving truck. I promised then that I’d go back sometime and take some better pictures. While I did snap a few of these, most were taken by Dirt Man. I learned that this is the P.D. Gwaltney, Jr. House established in 1901. Pembroke Decauter Gwaltney, Jr. was of the meatpacking industry. I believe the home still remains in the Gwaltney family. It is an elaborate version of the Victorian Queen Anne style. It is also on the historic register of Virgina. This link will provide you with all the architectural details and terms that I don’t know.
According to the register, “copper finials project from the tops of the conical shaped turret” and, “a decorative tile roof with a scalloped ridge crowns the house”. Need I quote any more than that to make you fall in love with it?!
Apparently, there is a walking tour of the historic homes of Smithfield, Virginia. I guess that means I will have to take a visit to see them all. Here are a few others. The sidewalk was closed for repairs and the street narrow (not to mention the low hanging electrical/telephone wires) which made taking good photographs difficult. Yes, I even stepped into the street unknowingly as a car whizzed by. See, I almost got myself run over just to deliver these photos for you! I hope you enjoy this tour as much as I did!