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Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The John Lee House

Built 1898

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. The John Lee House Marker
Inscription.  
This late Victorian dwelling, displaying Tuscan porch columns and other Colonial Revival details was constructed in the asymmetrical Queen Anne style for John and Florence Jefferies Lee and their children.

A principal in the lumber firm of Bass, Brown & Lee, the owner, it is said, used only the finest materials in his home. By 1900 Mr. Lee's company merged with others to form the Danville Lumber and Manufacturing Company which supplied goods for construction in this community into the 21st century.

Daughter Myrtle Lee retained the family home where she lived for more than half a century until its sale in 1955.
 
Erected by Danville Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 36° 34.811′ N, 79° 23.911′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is on Sutherlin Avenue just north of Green Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 152 Sutherlin Ave, Danville VA 24541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of

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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. The John Lee House
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this marker. The J.B. Ley House (within shouting distance of this marker); The John T. Watson, Jr. House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fox-Hawkins House (about 400 feet away); Sutherlin Mansion (about 500 feet away); Caswell County, NC (about 500 feet away); Halifax County, VA (about 500 feet away); Pittsylvania County (about 500 feet away); Danville Attractions (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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