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q. “servant's house”

Probable slave dwelling
by 1796–by 1830

Digital model of the front of building "q".  Digital of the back of building "q"

Building q, detail of Jefferson’s Mutual Assurance plat, 1796.Although the date of its construction is not known, this structure was recorded as “a servant’s house 14. f. by 17. f. of wood, with a wooden chimney, the floor of earth” in 1796.  Demolished by 1830, this building likely housed enslaved people.


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