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Name:  Shadows

Date:  2001

Image Number:  GD01CDGD01

Comments:   Shadows is a two-story frame house at 470 Harrison Street in Scottsville, which is believed to have been built ca. 1830 by a member of the town¹s founding Scott family.  A recently uncovered inner log wall indicates that a portion of the house is of even older construction.  The site of Shadows also contains historic outbuildings, including a separate summer kitchen and an original slave quarter.

The earliest documented owner of the house was Peyton Harrison, who also owned 21 acres of land along what is now Harrison Street.  Peyton Harrison then donated the 21 acres of land to the Town of Scottsville, who annexed this land and called it the "Harrison Addition."  Harrison also founded the Scottsville Presbyterian Church.  He was the grand nephew of Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

The photograph above was taken by Gwynne Daye.  Gwynne resided in Scottsville in 2001 and was the President of Scottsville Museum.

Special thanks to Claire Christen Mellow, the current owner of Shadows, who provided key facts about Shadows!

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Image Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CD GD01



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