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Log House Restaurant (Benjamin and Rebecca Robinson House)

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Benjamin and Rebecca Robinson House
c. 1830; later rear additions. 520 E. Main St.

This two-story building has a two-pen V-notched log structure with a one-story front porch, a central roofline gable with a window, and interior- and exterior-end brick chimneys. Owned by the Robinsons until 1840, it had several subsequent owners, became a general store in the 1870s, and is now a restaurant.

Other nearby log buildings include the Mary T. and Fleming K. Rich House (c. 1830; 480 E. Main) that is now covered with weatherboarding and probably served as a residence and store. Rich, who probably came to Wytheville a few years after the house was built, produced coffins and furniture in his cabinet shop. After the Civil War, Rich's widow, Mary, ran her place as a boardinghouse for summer visitors. At 420 E. Main, the building (c. 1830) constructed with V-notched logs and now weatherboarded has a central gable and front porch that date from the later part of the nineteenth century.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Log House Restaurant (Benjamin and Rebecca Robinson House)", [Wytheville, 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, 454-454.

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