Old Thomas James Store, Mathews Co., Slideshow

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Thomas James Store.

   Aother view of part of the store's front exterior wall (photographed from inside a shed wing) and showing the backside of the wall's interior boards. The wall boards are tulip poplar, beautifully preserved over the years.
  Note the half-lapped corner brace, notched into the corner post and sill, an integral feature of the store's “English frame” construction. The sills and corner posts are oak. 
   All building fabric seen here is original, including the hardware of iron hinges, and the security bar and its pins.  (Photo: Jorin Hood)