Main Street, The Plains, Virginia
"The Clarke House also located on Main Street,
was constructed ca. 1855 and is a two-story, three-bay, frame I-house with Italianate detailing in
its cornice, front porch, and door surround. It features a stone foundation, smooth stucco exterior,
and a standing-seam-metal, low-pitched gable roof. The front entrance has a transom with
lozenge-shaped lights and two-light sidelights and a door surround with paneled pilasters on
plinths and large pilasters on the outside of the doorway that have guilloche trim. The surround is
sheltered by a three-bay, hipped-roofed front porch with paneled wood posts on concrete plinths,
decorative brackets, a wooden paneled ceiling, and denticulated interior and exterior cornice.
The two exterior-end stone chimneys are parged at the top and have coursed rubble stone bases.
A two-story wing extends to the rear."