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Fields-Penn House Museum

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1860. 208 W. Main St.

James Fields, a brickyard owner and builder, constructed this two-story five-bay brick house. The Greek Revival house has lost its original entrance portico, but the doorway retains its sidelights and transom. Italianate details include the paired brackets supporting the deep eaves. Now a house museum, it has been restored to its mid-nineteenth-century appearance. In Abingdon's early history, this end of town was a vital part of the community, but growth moved east and left it stranded for a time. Now various cultural attractions have given it new life.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Fields-Penn House Museum", [Abingdon, 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, 470-470.

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