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Housewright House

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1820s; later addition. 13012 W. James Anderson Hwy.

Initially a two-bay side-hall-plan building, the house gained a later addition that gives it an asymmetrical facade with two front entrances sheltered by a one-story pedimented porch. Above the house's stepped brick cornice, the elbowed parapets on the end walls are similar to those on the tavern next door, but this roof has a lower pitch. All but one of the facade's five windows have nine-over-nine lights. This center-passage house has plastered walls with chair rails and fine reeded Federal mantels. The building now serves as the Historic Buckingham Museum.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Housewright House", [Buckingham, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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