The small stone Hannah Miller House of 1814 is a rare Virginia example of a Continental bank house, a form employed to take advantage of hilly sites. The type was introduced to America by settlers of German extraction. The house stands on part of the tract owned by Henry Miller’s Mossy Creek Iron Furnace in Augusta County. Built for Henry Miller’s widow Hannah, it is an early example of a Stockli, a Swiss-German term for a small house set aside for retired parents. Such housing for the elderly, although common among the Pennsylvania Germans, was unusual in Virginia. The original portion consists of one room on each level with a plain interior. Attached to one side is an early 20th-century frame wing. The Hannah Miller House stood unoccupied for many years, but at the turn of the 21st century it was undergoing a long-term rehabilitation.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
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