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Caryswood, Campbell County, VA by HistoryTech, LLC

Constructed in 1855, Caryswood is an early example of the emerging Italianate style in Campbell County. Attributed to local builder James Womack, the house was built for military officer and politician Robert Chancellor Saunders and his wife Caryetta Davis (for whom the house is named). The property remained the home of the Saunders family for over a century, and maintains a great deal of its original historic fabric, character and setting.Because Caryswood is a relatively rare example of the transition between Greek Revival and Italianate architectural styles in Campbell County, and because it possesses certain construction methods, including flush tongue-and-groove siding, which are uncommon in the region, the property is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C. The period of significance begins in 1855, the approximate year of construction of the house on the property, and ends in 1900. In addition to the Caryswood main house, the property contains a significant outbuilding: a mid nineteenth century stable that exhibits characteristics and construction techniques that were moving out of fashion at the time of its construction.

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