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Miller-Claytor House
Miller-Claytor House
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Lat: 37.436947
Lon: -79.16338
Ele: 751 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Virginia Virginia
Lat: 37.436947   |    Lon: -79.16338   |    Ele: 751 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Virginia Virginia

This house was the 4th house built in the new town of Lynchburg and is now the oldest house in the town that still stands.

This home was built by a tavern-keeper named John Miller in 1701. It is the only remaining 18th-century townhouse in Lynchburg. It originally sat on 8th and Church Street in the downtown area of the city. In 1791, the property was purchased by a tobacco merchant and Virginia State Senator by the name of Samuel Claytor. That is why the home is referred to as the Miller-Claytor House. After over 100 years, the land that the house sat on became more valuable after all the growth around it, and it was in jeopardy of being demolished. Walker Pettyjohn was the owner at the time, and he offered the house to the society for only $100. Due to it being one of the first homes built here, there was interest in its preservation and so it was moved to its new location in 1936. It was moved by the Lynchburg Historical Society to the entrance of Riverside Park and was part of the sesquicentennial celebration in October 1936. It served as their historic exhibit as an intriguing example of urban vernacular architecture. The Miller-Claytor House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. In 2004, the foundation had the house painted with its original paint colors. House tours are available by appointment. The gardens are open year-round from dawn until dusk for free. 

 

 

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