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c. 1840; c. 1915 portico. 223 Hamburg Rd.

Now operated as a museum by the Page County Heritage museums, this was originally the house of Townsend Young and his family. The local stagecoach stop and an early store also were on the lot and suggest that the two-story weatherboarded side-gable house may have also offered overnight lodging to travelers or served as a tavern. The monumental front portico, with two-story unfluted Doric columns, was probably added when the property was owned by Herbert Barbee, a noted sculptor whose works include the East End Confederate monument in Luray. Barbee, who trained in Italy and under the tutelage of his father, sculptor William Barbee, used the old store on the site as his studio.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Calendine", [Luray, 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, 84-84.

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