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Plunkett-Meeks Store

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1852; 1959 restored
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
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  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • Woodson Law Office (left) and storage building (right) (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • Woodson Law Office (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • Meeks's stable (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Across the road from the courthouse is the weatherboarded frame store owned by Francis Meeks, the town's storekeeper, druggist, and postmaster. In later years, the building was converted into a residence but has been restored to its original configuration with counters and display cases from other antebellum stores. Like many stores of its era, Meeks's has a gable-end entrance with a one-story front porch spanning the facade and an exterior stair leading to the second-floor living quarters. Beside the store is its storage building (c. 1850), a one-story frame structure resting on stone piers. Next to the store is the Woodson Law Office (c. 1851), a small frame building on brick piers typical of mid-nineteenth-century law offices found around the commonwealth. Not far away is Meeks's stable (c. 1850). Board-and-batten doors in the gables of the wooden building provide access to the hay loft.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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