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Country Convenience (Blue Grass Store)

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Blue Grass Store
c. 1900. Blue Grass Valley Rd., just west of VA 642

Once a common building type throughout rural Virginia, this is one of the few general stores to survive. A frame and weatherboard structure, it consists of a tall three-story section and a long two-story section, each with a shed roof, and a long wooden porch with heavy turned wooden posts. The building also features bracketed eaves and two-over-two double-sash windows, both elements typical of the period.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Country Convenience (Blue Grass Store)", [Blue Grass, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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