Three Chimneys

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Three Chimneys

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Front of the house
Location Nellysford, Virginia
Coordinates 37°53′27″N78°52′12″W / 37.890934°N 78.869994°W / 37.890934; -78.869994 Coordinates: 37°53′27″N78°52′12″W / 37.890934°N 78.869994°W / 37.890934; -78.869994
Area 32 acres
Built c. 1795
Architectural style(s) late Georgian
Governing body private
Owner Daniel and Lucy Haslam
Designated September 2013
Reference no. 062-0433
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Location of Three Chimneys in Virginia

Three Chimneys, also known as the Major James Woods House, is a two-and-a-half-story Georgian style historic house in Nelson County, Virginia. [1] Constructed approximately 1795, the house is one of the oldest standing brick houses in Nelson County, and was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register in September 2013. [2]

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References

  1. Lacaze, Katherine (13 Nov 2013). "Three Chimneys Gains Historical Design Recognition". Progress Plus. Charlottesville, Virginia: BH Media. p. 3.
  2. "Virginia Landmarks Register New Listings, September 2013". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 16 Nov 2013.