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Brentmoor (Spilman-Mosby House)

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Spilman-Mosby House
c. 1859–1861. 173 Main St.

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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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Brentmoor (Spilman-Mosby House)", [Warrenton, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-NP22.21.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 117-117.

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