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The Watson-Wood Home at 415 Park Street


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2 Story Brick w/Center Gable, Paired Column Portico, Conical Towers w/bellcast roofs, Interesting Mantels, circa 1814.  The original building resembled a t-shaped, two-story brick house, with a wide central hall and Federal mantels. William Watson, the town jailer, bought the land for the house in 1813. Thomas Wood bought the house in 1858. And sometime before 1911, the renovations on the house resulted in Victorian stucco with matching towers, and no evidence of the original house.  Received by the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society on February 23, 1995 from the sister of the photographer, Miss Evelina Magruder, in a two volume collection of photos, known as the Alaville Magruder Collection.


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