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Mid-18th century, c. 1786. 1990s, Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Not visible from the road
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At the end of the lane running north alongside the chapel ruins, across the railroad and Evitts Run, is the privately owned Piedmont, one of Jefferson County's important houses. Robert Worthington built the first section, the onestory stone wing; John Briscoe built the Federal main section. The formally composed facade of Briscoe's two-story brick mansion displays a central pedimented pavilion containing three closely spaced bays. Jacobsen, a prominent Washington, D.C., architect, restored and renovated the house near the end of the twentieth century.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Piedmont", [Charles Town, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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