Hickman constructed several buildings in Abingdon, including this house built on speculation. After renting it to a tailor for a few years, Hickman sold it to Dr. William Pitts, a surgeon from Richmond. The five-bay, Greek Revival house, set very close to the street, has a recessed entrance with classical detailing. Bold stepped gable parapets flank the paired end chimneys, and a sash window lights each gable end of the attic. The house is built of brick with the area's typical stone foundations. The diminutive brick building (1886; 239 E. Main) with a steep gable roof, deep eaves, and three-bay front porch was constructed by James Fields of the Fields-Penn House (WS11).
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Dr. William Pitts House
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