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Alley Cabin: 1928

Alley Cabin: 1928

Stafford County, Virginia, circa 1928. "Cabin on alley by Fall Run, Falmouth." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.


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Amy's cafe

I agree with kozel, Amy's café is in the brick building now. I live across the river and drive by there occasionally. I'll have to look for the cabin the next time I go by.

Extravagant Overhead

That appears to be a seamed copper roof, common for the Old Dominion in the early 20th century. I had one on an old, square-cut Chestnut log house I lived in near Rapidan. An elegant touch on an otherwise utilitarian abode.

Standard of Living

Chickens were richer back then.

West wing

That cabin was minuscule, until they built the addition on the side.

The Site Today

I looked around the corner, and it appears that the cabin is gone. An equally small house is there, though.

Probably all gone, but wait --

That brick 2 chimney building in the back is probably now Amy's Cafe. The building has matching chimneys and roof lines on both ends.

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