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Java Outpost (Toll House)

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Toll House
c. 1804. Later remodelings and additions. 2019–2020 demolished. 3500 W. Cary St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This small two-story brick building with a steep double-pitched slate roof is a remarkable survival, a toll house remaining from the Westham Plank Road. Now it is attached on two sides to modern buildings but still visible from the parking lot between Cary and Ellwood. The building was razed in late 2019–early 2020 during the construction of the Carytown Exchange.


Mike Plantania. “Carytown Burgers Buys New Cary Street Home for $665,000.” Richmond BIZSENSE, August 14, 2018.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Java Outpost (Toll House)", [Richmond, 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, 272-272.

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