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James Johnston Gibson House

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c. 1830; later additions. 2476 Dr. Thomas Walker Rd.

This L-shaped building is a good example of a farmhouse that evolved through the nineteenth century. The earliest section appears to be the two-story, two-room-plan, eastern portion of the house. A two-story frame section to the west and a one-story log wing that projects from the front of the western addition were probably built by the mid-nineteenth century. The house achieved most of its present character in the third quarter of the nineteenth century under the ownership of merchant and farmer Gibson. The earlier parts of the house include small double-sash windows with old louvered shutters, an off-center entrance with a transom and shuttered sidelights, and large exterior-end chimneys. A number of farm buildings, including a log shed and log granary, and the Gibson family cemetery are near the house.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "James Johnston Gibson House", [Ewing, 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, 514-515.

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