Julia-Ann Square Historic District

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Julia-Ann Square Historic District
The Peter Van Winkle House.JPG
Van Winkle-Wix House, October 2006
Julia-Ann Square Historic District is located in West Virginia
Julia-Ann Square Historic District
Location Both sides of Juliana and Ann Sts. from cemetery to 9th St., Parkersburg, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°16′16″N 81°33′21″W / 39.27111°N 81.55583°W / 39.27111; -81.55583Coordinates: 39°16′16″N 81°33′21″W / 39.27111°N 81.55583°W / 39.27111; -81.55583
Area 35 acres (14 ha)
Built 1875
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Late Victorian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

77001380

[1]
Added to NRHP May 24, 1977

The Julia-Ann Square Historic District, is a national historic district located at Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. It is to the west of the Avery Street Historic District. It encompasses all houses on Ann and Juliana Streets from Riverview Cemetery to 9th Street. There are 116 contributing buildings and one contributing site. The majority of the houses were constructed between 1875 and 1915.

The district was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1977, with architecture styles being listed as late Victorian architecture and Colonial Revival architecture. Many notable examples of Queen Anne architecture can be seen in the neighborhood as well.[1][2]

One notable dwelling is the Van Winkle-Wix House. It was built in 1836 by Peter Van Winkle in what was at the time a portion of eastern Virginia. The building has undergone many changes since being initially constructed as a two-story residence, with most coming in the years 1875-1899. The third floor and the north wing as well as the turrets and spires were all added through the years. Additionally, the entrance, which originally faced Murdoch Avenue to the west, was reversed to face Ann St, as it currently does.

The Peter G. Van Winkle House, whose site remains separately listed on the National Register of Historic Places at 600 Juliana Street, has been demolished.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ James E. Harding (November 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Julia-Ann Square Historic District". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-10.