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Grand Oaks

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c. 1845, Dabney Cosby Jr.; later additions. 230 Mountain Rd.

Later additions and modifications to this house screen the original work of Cosby Jr. Wings, portico, and dormers have been added to his original three-bay two-story brick Greek Revival house. This house, like the other Cosby Jr. residences on Mountain Road, follows the early Southside pattern of placing dwellings well back from the roadway. Many of the trees and shrubs on the generous grounds are thought to be part of the original plantings.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "Grand Oaks", [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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