Little Cherrystone
Pittsylvania County, Virginia

From the The Danville Register and Bee, Danville, Virginia, April 23, 1989. Photo by Kim Ball.

Little Cherrystone

The National Trust for Historic Preservation called the interior of this house on state road 703 in Pittsylvania County one of the most elaborate interiors in Southside Virginia. Virtually every inch of the woodwork is not only carved, but painted. This is a prime example of the 18th Century practice of tying dwellings together as one followed another. The first house here, built of beaded clapboard with a huge chimney laid in Flemish bond, probably dates from the mid-century. The brick house, built in the Federal period, is the essence of sophistication, but is nonetheless tied to its pioneer ancestor by a two-story structure between them.

Research assistance provided by Linda Yeatts Brown, great-granddaughter of T. W. P. and Ellen Moses, former owners of Little Cherrystone.

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