Built around 1750, Woodlawn is a classic example of a New England style saltbox house with one and a half stories, five rooms, two chimneys, and four fireplaces.
The roof rafters are continuous indicating the house was built as a saltbox. In the late 1860s, three feet were added to the back of the house. Despite the age of this house, all baseboards, chair rails, and most of the window trim inside are original. The interior doors are original as well. They have five raised panels and a single panel at the top. Two of the doors have string latches. Much of the window glass is also original. The majority of the first floor and all of the second floor have the original flooring. The English basement is made of handmade bricks. Access between floors was by ladders until the 1860s when narrow, steep steps were added. Outside there are beds of vegetables and flowers that reflect the life of a farming family. The smokehouse in the yard is believed to be from the 1750s.
Woodlawn is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
Brother Mark Jenkins resides in the home and has hosted several Paranormal Investigations. Links are listed below.
Text from Middle Peninsula Garden Club 2015
Comment below and tell me if you see the interesting outline of a FACE in the upper left window.