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Dickinson-Milbourn House

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1848. Main St. at Richmond St.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

When it was constructed, this was the largest and finest house in Jonesville. It was built for prosperous landowner Benjamin Dickinson, and acquired by Andrew Milbourn in 1851 following Dickinson's death. The two-story brick house primarily exhibits such Greek Revival elements as a frieze across the front, window lintels adorned with roundels, and a central entrance with sidelights and a broad transom. Ionic capitals are attached to the top of the transom. A pair of brick chimneys with a parapet between them are positioned at each gable end. The one-story flat-roofed porch probably dates to the early twentieth century. During the Battle of Jonesville on January 3, 1864, Union troops used the house and its outbuildings for protection from Confederate attack. After the Union troops surrendered, the house was used as a hospital.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Dickinson-Milbourn House", [Jonesville, 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, 513-513.

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