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Brentmoor (Spilman-Mosby House)
The other “power street” in Warrenton was this section of Main Street, which runs along the top of a ridge. Brentmoor is an imposing Italianate design with scored stucco over brick. The form is essentially rectangular, enlivened with projecting bays, a deep overhanging and bracketed cornice, and paired, chamfered porch posts. It is similar to a design in A. J. Downing's Country Houses (1850) recommended for “the southern part of the Union.” The house was built for John Spilman, a prominent Warrenton builder, and was later the home of the Confederate general and “raider” John Singleton Mosby.
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