Joseph Anderson established today’s Anderson-Doosing Farm, situated in the Catawba Valley of northern Roanoke County, in the 1810s and built an impressive double-crib, log bank barn about 1830. In 1845, the property was sold to the Doosing family who built the dominant building on the land in 1883, the John and Barbara Ellen Doosing House, a two-story Greek Revival-style house. The property also includes a log cabin that served as a blacksmith shop, a log meat house, a drive-through corncrib, and an equipment shed. Tradition holds that a log cabin across from the Doosing House, likely the original Doosing dwelling, was built by two women for their residence during the Civil War. It later served as a wash house. For much of the 20th century, the Anderson-Doosing Farm was owned by the McNeil family, who operated it as a dairy and added a milking parlor with concrete silos.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark