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Ratcliff-Allison House (Earp's Ordinary)

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Earp's Ordinary
c. 1813. Later additions; restoration. 200 E. Main St. Open to the public

In scale and plan, this structure is typical of small houses of the area in the early nineteenth century. Although those were normally built of wood, this house is constructed of brick, which perhaps accounts for its survival. Each floor has two rooms.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Ratcliff-Allison House (Earp's Ordinary)", [Fairfax, 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, 69-69.

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