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Bowman's Folly

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c. 1815. 1988, restoration, J. Floyd Nock III. Bowman's Folly Dr. (north from Accomac .5 mile on U.S. Business 13, right on VA 652 [Joynes Neck Rd.] 2.5 miles, right on Bowman's Folly Dr. .4 mile)

This private house on an imposing site on Foley Inlet can be examined from the road. Constructed by a Revolutionary War general and politician, John Cropper, Jr., it is one of the most substantial houses on the Eastern Shore. The wood-frame central section with Palladian windows has brick ends. As is typical, a set of outbuildings trails off on one side and includes, in addition to the usual forms, a dovecote and a privy with raised paneling on the interior.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Bowman's Folly", [Accomac, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-ES13.

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