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Thomas McAlister House

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1798. 5533 N. Lee Hwy.
  • (Photograph by Sally Munger Mann)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

McAlister's stone house has a side-passage, double-pile plan with corner fireplaces between the two rooms on the long side. As was common in the eighteenth century, the fireplaces share one chimney, but heat two rooms. A one-story wing housed the kitchen, and a wraparound porch with knotty-pine log columns was added in the early twentieth century.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Thomas McAlister House", [Fairfield, 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, 137-137.

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