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Muddy Creek Store and Post Office

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c. 1800; later additions. Tamworth Rd.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This is one of the few early brick rural stores in Southside. Set on rubble foundations, the three-bay structure has batten shutters. In the early twentieth century the gable ends were pedimented and given lunettes, the openings and the interior modified, and a four-columned porch with a small pediment was added. Behind the store is the miller's four-bay frame house. It began in the early nineteenth century as a one-story-with-loft building and had a front door opening into each of its two first-floor rooms. According to local thought, this makes it a traditional Huguenot cottage. It may be that the cottage is contained within the three-bay two-story frame house that now stands on the site. If so, it had major enlargements and alterations in the twentieth century, including the shed-roofed porch spanning the facade.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Muddy Creek Store and Post Office", [Cartersville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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