Kanawha (Luray, Virginia)

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Kanawha, February 2014
Kanawha (Luray, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Kanawha (Luray, Virginia)
Kanawha (Luray, Virginia) is located in the US
Kanawha (Luray, Virginia)
Location 4 Jamison Rd., Luray, Virginia
Coordinates 38°39′42″N 78°27′36″W / 38.66167°N 78.46000°W / 38.66167; -78.46000Coordinates: 38°39′42″N 78°27′36″W / 38.66167°N 78.46000°W / 38.66167; -78.46000
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1921 (1921)
Architect Ragan, George R.
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 99000968[1]
VLR # 159-5030
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 5, 1999
Designated VLR June 16, 1999[2]

Kanawha, also known as Tuckahoe, is a historic home located at Luray, Page County, Virginia. It was built in 1921, and is a 2 1/2-story, Classical Revival style brick and tile-block dwelling on a poured-concrete foundation. It has a hipped roof covered with green Spanish tiles. The front facade features a semicircular Corinthian order portico. The house also has an enclosed Doric order rear portico, a porte-cochère, large hipped dormers, and a symmetrical composition. Also on the property are contributing gate pillars (c. 1923), an outbuilding (c. 1920), and weirs (Houn Spring) (c. 1881). The property was developed by Luray businessman and mayor Vernon H. Ford.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ J. Daniel Pezzoni (March 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Kanawha" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo