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Log House (Cunningham-Harmon Farm)

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Cunningham-Harmon Farm
Mid-19th century. 5314 Willow Spring Rd.

This early log house probably dates from the mid-nineteenth century. Despite some alterations, the small house and its site provide an interesting contrast to the twentieth-century houses (RK56) in the area. Here the logs are hewn, not round, the shape is higher and generally not as long, and the roof pitch is steeper. While easily accessible, the house is sited higher up away from the scenic creek and its attendant insects and dampness. Its owners were more likely battling nature, not retreating to it.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Log House (Cunningham-Harmon Farm)", [Cave Spring, 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, 426-426.

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