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George Dillard House

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c. 1800. Thornton Sq., north side
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

The initial owner of this house, George Dillard, was a member of the House of Delegates and also had a nearby tavern that served the courthouse crowds. After the tavern was no longer standing, his house served as a tavern for a time. The two-story, five-bay frame residence with shouldered end chimneys has a one-story shed-roof porch (a twentieth-century replacement) running the width of the house and along part of the east side. It was spacious enough to accommodate a throng of Court Day citizens.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "George Dillard House", [Waverly, 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, 320-320.

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