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John G. Lewis Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17


Inventory created by Archives Staff 11/86. Last revised 09/18.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 2.29 linear feet.

CREATOR: Lewis, John G.

DATE: 1744-2008

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains notes, news clippings, and correspondence about a number of historic properties in the City of Winchester and Frederick County.  

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: John G. Lewis had an active interest in architectural interest and began gathering information on properties in the City of Winchester, Frederick, Loudoun and Clarke counties in the 1950s. Lewis was born in Richmond, VA in 1930 and attended high school in Leesburg, VA. After a period of service with the U.S. Army in Korea, Lewis returned to Leesburg and began to restore and sell historic buildings. Lewis later became the regional representative for the Department of Historic Resources. In this position he documented over 600 structures in the Winchester-Frederick County area and in Northern Virginia. In 1980, Lewis moved to Winchester and he became an active member of the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society. He also continued purchasing, restoring and reselling historic homes. Lewis died in April 2013.

RELATED MATERIAL: Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Records, 1350 WFCHS

BIBLIOGRAPHY: “Volunteer of the Week: John G. Lewis, Department of Historic Resources,” The Winchester Star, Wednesday, September 4, 2002.

CITE AS: John G. Lewis Collection, 142 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives , Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



BOX 1 Amherst through Cameron Streets

226 Amherst Street, General Daniel Morgan House

316 Amherst Street

332 Amherst Street, Cumberland Valley & Martinsburg R. R.

514 Amherst Street, Selma

530 Amherst Street

730 Amherst Street, Hawthorn(e) and Town Spring

801 Amherst Street, Glen Burnie

800 – 804 – 810 – 812 – 830 Amherst Street

114 W. Boscawen Street, Christ Episcopal Church

143 W. Boscawen Street

202 W. Boscawen, Chanticleer Inn

220 W. Boscawen Street

302 W. Boscawen Street, Old Medical College

104 N. Braddock Street, Taylor House

117 N. Braddock Street, Braddock Street Market

415 N. Braddock Street

446 N. Braddock Street

515 S. Braddock Street

519 S. Braddock Street

608 S. Braddock Street

619-621 S. Braddock Street

2 N. Cameron Street, Kurtz Building

139-131 N. Cameron Street

430 N. Cameron Street, B & O Railroad Freight Station

1 S. Cameron Street, Old Star-Odd Fellows Building

20 S. Cameron Street

27-29 S. Cameron, Winchester House

130 S. Cameron Street

131 S. Cameron Street. Market Street United Methodist Church

210 S. Cameron Street

317 S. Cameron, jail

410 S. Cameron Street

706 S. Cameron Street

BOX 2 Cork through Wolfe Streets

119 E. Cork Street, John Mann United Methodist Church

8 E. Cork

445 Fairmont Avenue, Dunheath, Glen Lea

425 Handley Avenue, Handley High School

220 Handley Boulevard

126 N. Kent Street, woolen mill, knitting mill (includes Piccadilly St.)

208-210 N. Kent Street

312-314 – 317 N. Kent Street

413 N. Kent Street

598 N. Kent Street, Frederick Douglas School

7 S. Kent Street, Gas Plant

24 S. Kent Street

207 S. Kent Street

211 S. Kent Street

401-403 S. Kent Street

518 S. Kent Street

730 Merrimans Lane, Spring Hill

17 E. Monmouth Street

116 E. Pall Mall Street

225 E. Pall Mall St., former Fleet’s Meat Packing plant

27 E. Piccadilly Street, Winchester & Western R.R.

30 E. Piccadilly Street, Valley Newsstand

32 E. Piccadilly Street

40-42 E. Piccadilly Street

105 E. Piccadilly Street, George Washington Hotel

117-125 E. Piccadilly Street, Old Swimley’s

126 E. Piccadilly Street, B & O Railroad Station

7-21 W. Piccadilly Street

25 W. Piccadilly Street

100 W. Piccadilly Street, Handley Library

48 Rouss Avenue, Capital Theatre, Palace

1844 Valley Avenue, Montague Hall

Valley Avenue, Willow Lawn

203 N. Washington Street, Centre Meeting

5 S. Washington Street,  The Gables

119 S. Washington Street, Gray Gables

407 S. Washington Street, Thorn Hill Manor

603 S. Washington Street

115 Wolfe Street, Braddock Street Church

BOX 3  Loudoun Street

1-7 N. Loudoun Street, Bell, Peoples, Revco Drug Stores, Palace Bar

12-14 N. Loudoun Street, 9 Court Square, Senseny-Bantz Building

20 N. Loudoun Street, Old Frederick County Court House

105-107 N. Loudoun Street, Miller’s Drug Store

112-118 N. Loudoun Street, Millers Hardware, Masonic Lodge

125 N. Loudoun Street, Taylor Hotel

131-133 N. Loudoun Street

151-153 N. Loudoun Street

157 N. Loudoun Street, Huntsberry Building

163-167 N. Loudoun Street, Lovett Building

185-186 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester Book Gallery, C & S Bank

418-445 N. Loudoun Street

447 N. Loudoun Street

1-28 S. Loudoun Street, Godfrey Miller House

49 S. Loudoun Street, Hable’s

101 S. Loudoun Street

117-121 S. Loudoun Street

124-142 S. Loudoun Street, Presbyterian Church buildings

125 S. Loudoun Street

204 S. Loudoun Street, Red Lion Tavern

219-226 S. Loudoun Street

311-320 S. Loudoun Street

403 S. Loudoun Street, Catholic Church, Old Town Event Center

410 S. Loudoun Street

511-515 S. Loudoun Street

616 & 618 S. Loudoun Street

702-705 S. Loudoun Street

916 S. Loudoun Street

BOX 4 Frederick County and Items of Interest

7827 Main Street, Middletown (John L. Hoffman)

Architects, Winchester, VA

Aspen Shade, Loudoun County

Cardinal Glass

Destroyed Buildings in Winchester, VA

Fort Collier

Fort Colvin

Froman’s Fort

Frymire, Jacob, 1 item

Grim, Charles Hardy Farm, Pritchard’s Hill

Hackwood Park, Hampshire, England



Minor Bartlow House, Loudoun County, Hamilton, VA, 1744-1970, 31 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Opequon Inn

Quakerism on Nantucket, 1 item

Rissler, John, near Greensprings

Rose Hill (now owned by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley)

Route 37, Extension

Springdale Mill, Hite House ruins

Thomson, Paul H.

Welcome Center, Rt. 11 North

Winchester, Virginia—Regional Architecture, talk by Ian MacCallum before members of AAUW, March 15, 1939, The Winchester Star, 2 leaves


252 color slides of Frederick County and Winchester buildings



Postal Map – shows mail service for eastern half of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, 1882, photocopy

PHOTOGRAPHS: There are a number of photographs of historic properties in this collection. Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through