You are here

Pompey Callaway House

-A A +A
1910, Pompey Callaway. VA 754, 0.1 miles east of U.S. 460

Callaway spent his weekends for many years molding and firing bricks in a nearby kiln to build his house. A former slave from Franklin County, Callaway, who worked at the railroad station in Elliston, reportedly modeled his two-story, single-pile, center-passage residence on his former master's house. The small community of Elliston began in 1890 as Big Spring Depot, a stop on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. It was later named after a local landowner, Major William M. Ellis.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Anne Carter Lee, "Pompey Callaway House", [Elliston, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-MO19.

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, 436-436.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,