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1880, Howard Cosby. 2002 Mountain Rd.

Built by Cosby as his own residence, this one-story brick house has two front gables with sawn and turned decorated gable peaks. The L-shaped house has a center-hall plan with two rear rooms in the ell as well as later frame additions in the reentrant angle at the rear. Perhaps the most fashionable element of this modest house built by the last of the Cosbys is the facade's stretcher bond brickwork. The entrance is through a generous balustraded porch that spans most of the facade. Toward the middle of the twentieth century, Cosby's brick-making equipment was still on the site but most of it has since disappeared.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 353-353.

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