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Rock House

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Early 19th century; 2008 rear addition. Bear Creek Rd., 0.6 miles south of Pigeon Run Rd., 4 miles east of Gladys

This elegant raised cottage, five bays long with a single-pile, center-passage plan, has slender Federal windows, three dormers, interior chimneys, and an elaborate punch-and-dentil and cable cornice with mutules. All in all, it is a house delicate both in shape and detailing but constructed with very roughly coursed fieldstone, an unusual building material in the area, as indicated by the name of the house.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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

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