Plumb House

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Built between 1802 and 1806 for Daniel West, the Plumb House is believed to be the only surviving early log building in the city of Waynesboro. The two-story structure originally had a hall-parlor plan and was sheathed in weatherboards. It later was given a center passage and was covered with shingles in the 20th century. Distinguishing features of the remarkably preserved interior include its fine Federal mantels, chevron-pattern door, and enclosed winder stair. The east chimney of the Plumb House is a rare example for the region of the use of Flemish-bond brickwork with glazed headers. Behind the house is an early smokehouse/kitchen. The property was purchased in 1838 by Alfred Plumb, a local tavern owner, and remained in the Plumb family until 1994, when it was acquired for preservation by the city of Waynesboro.

Last Updated: April 29, 2024

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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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