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James Wishart House, State Route 649 vicinity, Lynnhaven, Virginia Beach, VA

James Wishart House, State Route 649 vicinity, Lynnhaven, Virginia Beach, VA

 
 
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Significance: Constructed of brick in the English bond pattern, Lynnhaven House sits on a finger of land near the Lynnhaven River and reflects the social and economic status of Francis Thelaball, a middling plantation owner who built it for his family. Architectural and design details including brick jack arches, a closed-spindle staircase with teardrop pendant, and ship's lap floor construction reveal a builder concerned with quality as well as artistry.

The Lynnhaven House is an important example of vernacular architecture as it emerged in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake. The construction date is ca. 1725.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-9
Survey number: HABS VA-11-16
Building/structure dates: ca. 1725 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 69000363

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Thelaball, Francis
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Library of Congress
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