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Pompey Callaway House

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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

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Pompey Callaway House", [Elliston, 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, 436-436.

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