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Jasper Barb House

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c. 1839. 827 Battlefield Rd.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

Built for farmer Jasper Barb, this is one of the county's most fashionable antebellum houses. The two-story house on a stone foundation is capped by a low hipped roof and has four interior brick chimneys. The distinctive bracketed cornice has drop pendants. Greek Revival influence is seen in the wooden portico on paired fluted Tuscan columns. West of the house is a two-story brick and stone guesthouse that originally was probably a kitchen. A double-pen log barn, one of the few surviving in the county, is located to the east.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Jasper Barb House", [Strasburg, 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, 70-70.

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