Until the mid-twentieth century, this late Georgian house was at the center of an active farm. Now it is a house museum completely surrounded by commercial and residential development. Built in the late eighteenth century for either Francis Land V or Francis Land VI, planters from a well-established Princess Anne County family, the house is five bays across with a center-passage plan. The walls are constructed of Flemish bond brick without a water table. Around 1912 the gambrel roof was raised to its present height; during the 1920s, the window openings were widened on the main facade, and a wooden porch was added to the rear. The pedimented hood over the front entrance dates from the mid-twentieth century, when the house was converted to a dress shop. Some original paneling survives on the interior, most notably in the dining room. The house is gradually being restored and furnished.
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Francis Land House Historic Site and Garden
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