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Woods-McConkey House

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c. 1825; early-20th-century additions. 5360 Blacksburg Rd.

This is one of the valley's most unusual houses with its rare combination of different stones. The front is limestone and the rear and sides are of Catawba sandstone. Also unusual are the splayed sandstone arches capping the facade first-floor openings. In the early twentieth century, the left side of the house was extended and the front porch and dormers added. Behind the house is a stone springhouse and behind that a frame blacksmith shop with a stone chimney. Farther behind and on the left the gambrel-roofed bank barn with ventilation cupolas probably dates from the early twentieth century.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Woods-McConkey House", [Catawba, 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, 427-427.

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