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Provost

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c. 1800; c. 1858 addition. 4801 Cartersville Rd.

For many years this picturesque frame building that is now a residence provided almost everything needed by its small community—stage stop, tavern, groceries, hardware, barber/dentist, blacksmith shop at the rear, post office, and, later, a telephone exchange. The older one-story section has shed dormers and two doors on the front indicating its dual purpose as a residence and a commercial building. The two-story addition was built as a general store.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Provost", [Powhatan, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-PO14.

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, 283-283.

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