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Archer Cottage

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c. 1815. c. 1950, restoration. Waterfront
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Rebuilt after the town fire of 1814, the small Archer Cottage is the sole above-ground remnant of Yorktown's lower town, a string of waterfront buildings built below the marl cliffs. It was substantially restored in the 1950s, but its ballast stone foundations survive from an earlier time.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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

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