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Old Rectory

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c. 1787; later additions. 4150 Perrowville Rd.

This Federal house built for Waddy Cobbs, who constructed Elk Hill (BD29) about ten years later, served from c. 1828 to 1904 as a rectory for St. Stephens Church. A T-shaped structure with beaded siding, it was probably a three-part house initially with a two-story central block and one-story flanking wings that were later raised to form a rectangular facade. The present porch was added even later, probably in the 1930s when the dentil cornice may also have been added.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Old Rectory", [Forest, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-BD28.

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