The Sloan House, ca. 1844-45

The Sloan House, ca. 1844-45 (HM13VA)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450
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N 37° 47.053', W 79° 26.453'

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Historic Lexington

Alexander T. Sloan and his wife, prominent local hotel keepers, bought the land at the corner of Randolph and Washington Streets in 1844 and proceeded to build their "mansion house" and several "tenements." This house, at 107 is one of the tenements. Typical of early nineteenth century houses in the valley, it is two stories with central passage dividing two rooms on each floor. What is unusual about the house is its site. The ground was described by Mrs. Sloan as "rough and unsightly" and it certainly was steep. The house had two stories on the front but a full three stories at the back. The present location of the road above the front porch occurred in 1851 when the streets were re-graded. Originally, the road was below porch level. The house has served as a rental property for most of its life. In 1964 Leslie Lyle Campbell left it to the Rockbridge Historical Society. After restoration in the 1970s, it served for ten years as the community's first Visitor's Center. (Photo ca. 1930s)
HM NumberHM13VA
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 637290 N 4183018
Decimal Degrees37.78421667, -79.44088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.053', W 79° 26.453'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 3.18" N, 79° 26' 27.18" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 E Washington St, Lexington VA 24450, US
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