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The Cottage (Boynkin House)

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Boynkin House
c. 1879. 201 S. Church St.

As an example of the generally conservative nature of Virginia architecture, the design origins of this cottage probably lie in A. J. Downing's books, originally published before the Civil War. Downing's designs, however, were intended for a rural setting rather than for an urban center. The two-story house is of boardand-batten frame construction with a gable roof. Bargeboards decorate the gable, and railings and latticed columns detail the porch.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "The Cottage (Boynkin House)", [Smithfield, 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, 473-473.

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