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Felix and Eliza Hull House

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c. 1853, Andrew Masters. Mansion House Rd. at VA 654

Constructed by a local builder for a county court justice, this is one of the county's finest antebellum houses. Combining elements of Greek Revival and Italianate, the two-story, Flemish bond brick house has a hipped roof above a bracketed cornice with drop finials and is crowned by a large cupola. A Tuscan-columned portico supports a balustraded balcony. The house was used as headquarters for Union brigadier general Robert C. Schenck during the Battle of McDowell on May 8, 1862.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee

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