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John Ball House (Ball-Sellers House)

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Ball-Sellers House
c. 1745. 1885, addition. 5620 S. 3rd St. Open to the public

Tucked into a subdivision, the John Ball House includes an original one-and-one-half-story section, constructed of logs and with a rare surviving clapboard roof. Consisting of one room on the ground floor, it exemplifies the unpretentious dwellings of many of the early settlers. The two-story wing dates from 1885. The house is maintained by the Arlington Historical Society.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "John Ball House (Ball-Sellers House)", [Arlington, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 50-50.

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