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Box 1

 Container

Contains 37 Collections and/or Records:

General (Pam Simpson's Architecture of Rockbridge County)

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 38
Scope and Contents This folder contains drafts of the first chapter of Pam Simpson's book, entitled "Architecture of Rockbridge County," as well as notes, blueprints and pictures of the buildings discussed in the book.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

Hanna, Matthew, 1931

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 43
Scope and Contents This folder contains a copy of a Lexington Gazette article from 1931 concerning Matthew Hanna, his daughters, and the house in which they lived, then owned by “Mrs. Gibbs.” It also details a 1796 fire which destroyed much of Lexington and was partially extinguished by Hanna’s daughters. It goes on to discuss the marriage of Hanna’s eldest daughter to Rev. Daniel Blain, and the marriage of another daughter to Rev. Samuel B. Wilson.
Dates: 1931

Herring Hall

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 44
Scope and Contents This folder contains Herring Hall Inn and Restaurant pamphlets, which include a small map showing the location of Herring Hall and contact information.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

Grigsby Homes

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 45
Scope and Contents This folder contains a map of Rockbridge County showing the location of the Grigsby homes; a 1936 article entitled “Seven Hills of Rockbridge,” detailing information on Rose Hill, Fancy Hill, Liberty Hill, Cherry Hill, Fruit Hill, Clover Hill, and Hickory Hill, seven old homes in the Natural Bridge area; a letter to Mr. Knick, then owner of Fancy Hill home, from Mrs. J. R. McNutt, containing information about Fancy Hill and the Grigsby family; photographs of Hickory Hill, Cherry Hill, and Fancy...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

Homestead

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 46
Scope and Contents This folder contains a tablet template which includes information about the Homestead house, built around 1818, and its builder, William Spencer Dance, and his wife, Mary Page Branch.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

Hopkins Green, 1984

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 47
Scope and Contents This folder contains two archaeological land survey reports done for an anthropology class (college unknown) written in 1984 by students David Gomer and Kevin Patrick Marrie. Gomer’s report is missing pages and Marrie’s report is addressed to a Dr. McDaniel.
Dates: 1984

Houston, Sam, Mrs., 1986

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 48
Scope and Contents This folder contains two newspaper articles about the Mrs. Sam Houston House, a Greek Revival house in Independence, TX, into which Margaret Houston and her eight children moved after her husband’s death.
Dates: 1986

Houston, Samuel, 1941

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 49
Scope and Contents This folder contains notes on the birthplace of Sam Houston, including notes from Captain H.E. Thompson, whose family then owned the land.
Dates: 1941

Houston House

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents This folder contains a tablet template which includes information about the Houston House, built before 1830 and inhabited by Livingston Waddell and Hale Houston.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995

General through Houston House

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1-50
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of essays, reports, financial documentation, and other historic records documenting the presence, arcitecture, development, or evolution of local houses in and around Rockbridge County and Lexington, Virginia.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1995