Rodney Street

VRA Core

Title

Rodney Street

Date

1951 2008

Description

This is perhaps the most destructive, consciously modernist mid-20th century building in Falmouth. It is a round concrete building with rock-faced extensions and an open porch on the north, facing the water. Decorative pierced concrete "breeze block" provides ventilation above double doors under a concrete canopy. Most arresting, the sanctuary is covered by eight curved gable roofs, making references to traditional multi-pitch roofs in Falmouth and resembling the wimples of nuns facing out in all directions.

Location

Residential Core

Identifier

B015-S001

Usage

Citation

“Rodney Street,” The Falmouth Project, accessed September 23, 2017, http://falmouth.lib.virginia.edu/items/show/940.