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Miss Hannah Moore's Boarding House

Hannah Moore's Boarding House

Name:  Miss Hannah Moore's Boarding House on Valley Street, Scottsville

Date:   After 1911

Image Number:  RollOneNeg17A

Comments:  Miss Hannah Moore built her Boarding House (the brick house at the right of this photo) in 1910 on the east side of Valley St.  She opened it as a boarding house in 1911, and for years, Miss Willie Hitchcock lived there.   Miss Willie, cousin to Wild Bill Hitchcock, taught the Lewis children in the Ginger House near the mainhouse at Cliffside.  Later she went on to teach at the Scottsville public school.   Other residents included the Arthur Louis Thacker family, who came to Scottsville from Stuarts Draft, VA, in 1911 to run the Scottsville Flour Mill.   He brought his family with him, including his young son, Raymon, and they lived at Miss Hannah's Boarding House until moving into their own home.

Behind this Boarding House was an area referred to fondly by the children and young adults of Scottsville as Miss Hannah Moore's Bottom.  Every winter, a two-inch layer of water was frozen in that field and used as a very popular skating rink.

On the west side of Valley Street near the white building in this photo, the Woolen Factory was located during Civil War times.   The Woolen Factory was burned down in March 1865 by Union soldiers intent on destroying the James River and Kanawha Canal locks and anything that potentially provided support to the Confederate Army.

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Image Located On:  Burgess Collection, CDB2



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