A. C. Beatie House

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The A. C. Beatie House, within the boundaries of the Smyth County town of Chilhowie, was constructed in 1891 as the home of Alonzo Claibourne Beatie, a locally prominent political leader and farmer. Built by local carpenter and builder William Pendleton, the Beatie House features Queen Anne detailing and retains unaltered evidence of Pendleton’s craftsmanship with scroll-sawn brackets, ornamental interior woodwork, and graining. The A. C. Beatie House property also contains contemporary agricultural outbuildings, as well as a site that comprises the ruins of Town House, a regionally important dwelling constructed in phases after 1770 and owned by the Beatie family since 1837.

Last Updated: October 10, 2023

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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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