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This late 19th-century photograph (seen in the previous slide) of the manor house emphasizes the triple diagonally-set (or diamond-stack) chimneys on the building’s clipped east gable. A matching set (see top right image) was lost circa 1839 when the west wing of the house was removed (as shown in the bottom image). The dormers are likely late 18th-century replacements of earlier, smaller versions, but the double-hung sash on the first floor appears to be original and may be the first of its kind in the colony of Virginia. High upon the chimney was a brick cartouche with the initials ("L.A.B.") of Lewis Burwell II and his wife Abigail, as well as the date 1694, suggesting the first phase of the house was built at this time. (Photo: Courtesy of Virginia Historical Society)