Christopher Johnson Cottage, State Route 126, Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA
Significance: The Christopher Johnson Cottage is a one and one-half story frame building dating to about 1764-74. Sometime between the HABS photographs of the 1930s and the image taken in 1979, a door opening onto the front porch was changed to a window.
The Johnson Cottage is located on the property known as Rosedale today.
The nineteenth-century house Rosedale is a two-story, brick structure built by Odin Clay, the first President of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. A wing was added to Rosedale in 1929.
Also on the Rosedale property, and seen in the background of the Johnson Cottage photographs, are several outbuildings.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-7
Survey number: HABS VA-11-11
Building/structure dates: 1764 Initial Construction