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039-0034 Powell-McMullan House

Powell-McMullan House
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VLR Listing Date 09/11/2002

NRHP Listing Date 11/21/2002

NRHP Reference Number 02001367

Powell-McMullan House is a simple, but ample, frame dwelling built about 1800 that was more than doubled in size in 1842. Architectural evidence suggests that the original house was a two–story, hall-and–parlor-plan dwelling constructed during the ownership of Ruth Powell Breeden, daughter of an early settler. This section features floor-to-ceiling beaded sheathing with hand-wrought rosehead nails, pit-sawn timbers, and mortise-and-tenon joinery. The Greek Revival addition was made by Jeremiah McMullan, son of another early settler and a Methodist circuit–riding preacher. While typically plain, the house is a good example of the vernacular architecture of the area. Its picturesque setting is framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the South River that flows across the property frontage.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: March 30, 2020