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1843, probably Dabney Cosby Jr. 9096 River Rd.

This handsome and sturdy brick Greek Revival dwelling is similar to the houses on Mountain Road (see HX8) by Cosby Jr. A three-bay, two-story brick house with a deck-on-hip roof, it has a one-story, one-bay central entrance porch with delicate paired Ionic columns. The central entrance is framed by sidelights and a transom and the windows (triple hung on the first floor) are surmounted by wooden lintels. The Chalmers-Colemans who built the house have produced a number of scholars, provoking the remark that Springfield has produced more PhDs than tobacco.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Springfield", [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, 358-358.

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