STOP #08

1108 Princess Anne Street

The Doswell House was built in 1838. James T. Doswell, a merchant, later a cotton broker, lived briefly in Louisiana, which may explain the pressed ironwork railings and cornstalk posts more typical of New Orleans. Two of James and Evelina’s young children perished in the Scarlet Fever epidemic of 1861. Because the house was used by Union forces, it was not severely damaged during the battles in Fredericksburg. In fact, two huge chandeliers survive and can be seen from outside when the lights are on at night.

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