Oil painting, 10" x 13," by Agnes Fulcher Tune, of the cabin behind the Shepherd-Thompson home (“Magnolia Manor”), North Main Street, Chatham, Virginia, ca. 1940.
The cabin pictured originally served as the separate kitchen of the Col. Coleman D. Bennett home, which was replaced around 1890 by the present “Magnolia Manor.” The cabin, which no longer exists, was reputedly the residence of President John Tyler's daughter Letitia Tyler Semple during the Civil War.
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