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c. 1830–1840. 9118 Three Chopt Rd. (on the right shortly after passing Dresden Rd.)

This traditional one-and-one-half-story I-house was probably built for Albert Blackburn sometime in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. The form of the house, with its steep roof, double-shouldered chimneys, and small garret windows, is typical of eastern Virginia farmhouses from the late eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Although the front windows were enlarged sometime in the early twentieth century, Blackburn is the most intact example of an early nineteenth-century yeoman's farm in western Henrico County.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Blackburn", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI372.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 293-293.

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