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Mann-Kyle House (William Mann House)

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William Mann House
Late 18th-early 19th century, 1990s. VA 687 at VA 640

Reputedly the oldest remaining dwelling in the county, this single-room rectangular building of hewn logs has V-notched corner joinery and a central door flanked by single windows. A 1990s renovation eliminated two nineteenth-century additions—a half-dovetailed log wing and a board-and-batten kitchen ell—and led to the removal of remnants of original beaded weatherboard siding. Though modest by today's standards, the dwelling with one rugged exterior-end chimney exemplifies the kind of housing available to the region's early settlers. William Mann, a weaver by trade, built the house on prime farmland, part of a more than three-hundred-acre tract located on the Jackson River at the mouth of Falling Spring Creek.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Mann-Kyle House (William Mann House)", [Hot Springs, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-AL17.

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