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Folly Farm, Folly Mills Creek, Staunton, Staunton, VA

Folly Farm, Folly Mills Creek, Staunton, Staunton, VA

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Significance: Folly is a historic plantation home located near Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. The house was built about 1818, and is a one-story, brick structure with a long, low service wing and deck-on-hip roof in the Jeffersonian style. It has an original rear ell fronted by a Tuscan order colonnade. The front facade features a tetrastyle pedimented portico with stuccoed Tuscan columns and a simple lunette in the pediment. A similar portico is on the north side and a third portico was replaced by a wing added in 1856. The house closely resembles Edgemont near Covesville, Virginia. Also on the property are contributing original brick serpentine walls and several outbuildings.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-4
Survey number: HABS VA-11-8
Building/structure dates: before 1818 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73001995

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Smith, Joseph
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Location

Staunton (Va.)38.14958, -79.07170
Google Map of 38.149576, -79.0716958
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