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John Allan House

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c. 1742, c. 1800. 1106 Princess Anne St.

This and the house opposite (see next entry) are reputedly the two oldest in town. What at first glance appears to be a unified facade becomes under inspection an additive composition. The original house, recognizable as such by its trim and its smaller windows, is to the south. The north addition contains larger windows. The beaded clapboards are original, and ghosts of a porch can be seen.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "John Allan House", [Fredericksburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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