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Old Jail

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c. 1830, probably Dabney Cosby; 1833 addition. 3834 Old Buckingham Rd.

Located behind the courthouse, this former jail was renovated as an office building in 1951 and now houses the Powhatan County Historical Society. The double-pile center-passage building is a three-bay two-story brick structure with a Flemish bond facade that has reworked openings.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Old Jail", [Powhatan, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-PO3.

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, 280-280.

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