Oakdene (Staunton, Virginia)

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Front of the house
Oakdene (Staunton, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Oakdene (Staunton, Virginia)
Oakdene (Staunton, Virginia) is located in the United States
Oakdene (Staunton, Virginia)
Location605 E. Beverley St., Staunton, Virginia
Coordinates38°9′7″N 79°3′54″W / 38.15194°N 79.06500°W / 38.15194; -79.06500Coordinates: 38°9′7″N 79°3′54″W / 38.15194°N 79.06500°W / 38.15194; -79.06500
Arealess than one acre
Built1893 (1893)
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference #82001827[1]
VLR #132-0027
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 24, 1982
Designated VLRSeptember 15, 1981[2]

Oakdene is a historic home located at Staunton, Virginia. It was built in 1893, and is a large 2 1/2-story, Queen Anne style frame dwelling with an irregular plan. It has a great variety of textures and materials, and features a carved entrance porch, a central turret with a chimney up the middle two sun porches, several tall chimneys with elaborately corbelled caps and decorative brickwork, and a turret with a conical roof. The main roof is of slate and is composed of both hipped and gabled elements. Oakdene was built for Edward Echols, who served as lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1898-1902 and was president of the local National Valley Bank.[3] His father General John Echols died at Oakdene in 1896.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] It is located in the Gospel Hill Historic District.


  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 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Elizabeth A. Bray (June 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Oakdene" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo