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Brown-Parrott House, State Route 680, Crozet, Albemarle County, VA



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Location
State Route 680, Crozet vicinity, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-992
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-325).
Building/structure dates: 1782 initial construction
Significance: The house is one of the relatively few survivors of Eighteenth-Century architecture (ca. 1782) in western Ablemarle County and is an excellent example of a vernacular, hall-parlor house, exhibiting first-rate craftsmanship and fine, Federal-Period detailing. Its original owner, John Brown, was a member of the notable Brown family whose numerous members were instrumental in the early settlement of this area. / In January 1782, John Brown purchased nearly 400 acres on Beaver Creek. Construction of the family residence probably began shortly thereafter. In 1825 the property passed out of the Brown family's hands and a succession of three owners held title before its purchase by Charles H. Parrott in 1849. Parrott's tenure lasted until his death in 1897. The Brown-Parrott House is a vernacular three-bay hall-parlor structure of post-&-stud construction with a large stepped-shoulder brick chimney at each end. Quality craftsmanship is exhibited in its masonry, framing and Federal-style detailing. It stands today as one of few surviving examples of western Ablemarle County's eighteenth-centurty architecture.

Related Names
Brown, John


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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