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Anderson-Doosing Farm

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c. 1830 barn; c. 1883 house; later additions. 7474 Blacksburg Rd.

The various buildings that make up this complex illustrate the evolution of a farm in the Catawba Valley. Joseph Anderson probably established a farm here in the 1810s and built the double-crib log bank barn. When John and Barbara Doosing owned the farm, they built the two-story weatherboarded center-passage Greek Revival house c. 1883. Other buildings on the farm include a log cabin that was used as a blacksmith shop among other functions, a corncrib, and a V-notched log meat house. Near the road stands a cinder-block milking parlor, a popular building type in twentieth-century dairying, and two concrete silos dating from the mid-twentieth century.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Anderson-Doosing Farm", [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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