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Plunkett-Meeks Store

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

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

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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