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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday's Treasures - The Jackson House

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304 Beech Street . Farmville

Patrick Henry Jackson was a wealthy tobacconist and a staunch supporter of the Confederate States. The first part of this house was built in 1837.

"On April 6, 1865, General Robert E. Lee and his staff spent the night on the lawn of this house. They
were served CONFEDERATE coffee (chicory) as they strategized the Army of Northern Virginia’s next
move following their overwhelming defeat at Sailors Creek." Taken from the Farmville Walking Tour

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures


23 comments:

  1. Great angle for your photo. I really like the brick wall across the front.

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  2. It has aged well. Doesn't look outdated at all! I wouldn't mind living there. :)

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  3. How interesting....what a house of HISTORY.

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  4. It's a fine looking house Tanya, is it a private house or used as a museum?

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  5. It's a fine looking house Tanya, is it a private house or used as a museum?

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    1. it's a private residence...can you imagine living in a house that is on a historical walking tour?!

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  6. It is a pretty house. Love the colours.

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  7. It's a fine-looking structure.

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  8. So much history associated with this treasure!

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  9. A lovely building & so important to treasure these gems!

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  10. Tanya, your area is home to many architectural treasures. Thanks for sharing this classic! I hope that you return again real soon.

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  11. Fine looking building. The inside must be amazing!

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  12. Beautiful classical architecture. I like the green shutters!

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  13. I have been by this house but never knew it had a history like this. I must take the Farmville walking tour.
    betsy

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  14. Still have some snow around, I see. Interesting historical background of this fine looking house.

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  15. A beautiful house. The history really intrigues me, so close to the end of that war.

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  16. The first part of the house has been around a very long time!

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  17. Lovely house! Looking at all those chimneys, I would guess there are some nice fireplaces in there too.

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  18. What a fine old house....I would love to see inside.

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  19. They strategized? It was a bit too late; they were already out of options.

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  20. So much history here in Virginia. Liked the "southern" coffee fact.

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