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June 25, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Houses: Cedar Croft, Part II

Cedar Croft. Courtesy Historic Buckingham.

Need to catch up? Click here: Buckingham Houses: Cedar Croft, Part I

In “The Courthouse Burned —,” Book Two, authors Margaret A. Pennington and Lorna S. Scott described the dwelling house at Cedar Croft:

The house is of cut stone set in mortar. The building is approximately 32’ x 42’ and is two stories high. There are 10 rooms with four rooms up and four down and two wide center halls. A brick colonnade leads from the back door to the garage. The inside woodwork is heart pine with 13” door facings. There is a half basement beneath the east side with an outside entrance. A very unusual bay window is in the left hand room as you enter from the back door. The canopy is reminiscent of the architecture of the eastern Asian countries. A bathroom has been built using part of the window space. The front room has two French windows which reach from the ceiling to the floor.

In the 1950s, when Mrs. Atkinson and her husband purchased Cedar Croft, they built the brick colonnade and the garage.

I was unable to find a survey for the Virginia Historical Inventory for Cedar Croft, however, I have identified at least one Lawford family who lived there.

Coming next: Buckingham Houses: Cedar Croft, Part III

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