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Falmouth Downtown

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In close proximity are several structures worth noting: the Temperance Tavern (1820–1821), originally a storehouse and dwelling; the former customhouse (c. 1800), one of the smallest in the country; and Union Church (c. 1850), on Carter Street. Only the facade remains of the church, which burned; it was saved as a civic landmark and nicely terminates the road axis. Next door is Master Hobby School (c. 1930, Edward W. Donn, Jr.), a reconstruction of the school George Washington supposedly attended, a log cabin with brick infill.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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

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