Garland Hill Historic District in Lynchburg VA



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208 Madison Street

This is a combination of Romanesque, Queen Anne and Richardsonian style and was built in 1897 by architect E.G. Frye for John W. Craddock, organizer of the Craddock-Terry Shoe Company of Lynchburg. The initials ,'JWC' can still be seen above the porch. A fire in 1926 destroyed all of the interior golden walnut woodwork, which Craddock replaced with South American walnut at a cost of some $35,000. The only original paneling remaining in the living area on the first floor is the oak in the vestibule. The original house before the fire consisted of the front portion which is constructed of brick and stone. It was built on an older foundation, very likely that of the William Lynch, Jr., house, which stood on this parcel of land. Two-thirds of the frame addition at the rear was added in 1906. The porches and another room were added in 1914.