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Title Winsmere
Dates of Creation circa 1972
Scope & Content Ink sketch of "Winsmere" on the front of a greeting card. The inside of the card reads "Holiday Greetings From The Alan Finks". The sketch was drawn by D. Moore. "Winsmere", also called "Lone Oaks", or the Benjamin Deyerle Place, is located at 1402 Grandin Road Extension SW in Roanoke, Virginia. It was built around 1850-53, and was added to the National Register in 1973.
Benjamin Deyerle was the grandson of one of Roanokeā€™s earliest families, who settled on land between Mud Lick Creek and Cave Spring. In the early 1850s Benjamin built this Classic Revival Home where he and his family lived until his death in 1883. Following his death the home and surrounding property was inherited by the Deyerle Family, and remained in their possession until it was purchased by the John Ferguson Family, who later sold it to Alan M. Fink. The Fink Family owned the home and property at the time it was place on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, "Lone Oaks" remains a private residence and is not available to the public.
Year Range from 1967.0
Year Range to 1977.0
Subjects Cards
Greeting cards
Historic buildings
Houses
Sketches
Search Terms Lone Oak
Roanoke, Virginia
Winsmere
People Deyerle, Benjamin
Fink, Alan, family of
Moore, D.
Notes The Roanoke city directories show that Alan M. and Dorothy H. Fink resided at 1402 Grandin Road Extension from 1967 to 1976.
Collection History Museum of Western Virginia
Imagefile 042\2006327-2.JPG
Number of images 1.0
Object Name Card, Greeting
Catalog Number 2006.32.7
Extent of Description 1-card, bifold, size 5 1/2" x 4 3/4"