Today we visit one of the lesser known architectural treasure troves in Winchester with Sharp Street. Originally known as Warwick Street, and also sometimes recorded as Sharpe Street, this interesting street features some unusually fine brick buildings, particularly for the east end of the Historic District. Some buildings of note include the Evans Hotel at 224 Sharp Street, a boarding school operated in the 1830s by Quaker schoolmaster John W. Marvin at 219 Sharp Street, an excellent example of an early Federal style brick house at 214 Sharp Street, an excellent early duplex with an unusual central chimney at 207-209 Sharp Street. George Sharp, the man for whom the street was renamed, had his home in another excellent example of Federal style architecture at 223-225 Sharp Street. The building is perhaps more famous today as reportedly having served as a house of ill repute.
Take some time to visit this little street with its myriad of excellent and colorful historical buildings with this collection of images from the 1970s to the 1990s from PHW’s slide collection.