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Country Cabin

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c. 1937. U.S. 23 at VA 790

This log building was the original center where Katherine (Kate) O'Neil Peters Sturgill taught guitar lessons, conducted musical programs, and organized community gatherings. The WPA provided funds for the center and local young men built it on land donated by her father. The one-story round-log structure on stone piers is a good example of rustic log architecture popular during the Great Depression. The building has saddle-notched corners, batten-shuttered windows, and a projecting gabled log porch sheltering the entrance. In 2002, Country Cabin II was built in nearby Appalachian Traditions Village (6034 Kent Junction Road) in order to accommodate the larger audiences the traditional country music concerts attracted and that air Saturday nights on local radio and television stations.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Country Cabin", [Norton, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-WI11.

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, 507-508.

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