houseBuilt by African Americans
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Built by African Americans

This photo of one of the 1836 houses tells us that the builders were skilled wood craftsmen. Full dovetailed corners are the most difficult kind to construct and only skilled craftsmen could make them as uniform as these.

Photo 1993.
Photo of house built in 1836

Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1999.