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The Kelso Mill

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Mid-1830s. VA 43 at VA 682

This is one of the region's largest and most carefully constructed mills. Built of brick laid in common bond on an uncoursed stone foundation, it has six-over-six windows and a box cornice, and it had a slate roof. Although missing most of its interior works, the mill is impressive, especially its massive posts crafted with lamb's-tongue finishings. Robert Kelso's mill is on or near a previous mill of Andrew Donald (see BD23), which, from 1830 to 1832, was owned by Paschal Buford.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "The Kelso Mill", [Bedford, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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