We took a trip up to Richmond after Christmas, and on the way home
we dropped by Appomattox Court House.
I have always wanted to visit the Court House, to be in the room
where Generals Grant and Lee met on April 9, 1865.
…What I found out is that there is no court house. Well, there is, it’s just that Appomattox Court House is the name of the town, not a building.
This shocked the war-history-lover in me, I don’t know how I missed this bit of information.
Anyway, here’s the proof:
The court house (rebuilt after a fire) is located in the center of the village, with the Richmond-Lynchburg
Stage road circling around it.
The McLean House
The North and South met here, at the McLean house to agree on terms of surrender.
I love everything about this setting:
We really love homes and architecture from the 18th through early 19th centuries…
…For some time we have considered the idea of choosing a favorite homestead and replicating the house and grounds buildings. I favor the stone homes of Pennsylvania and New York, log barns from East TN and white clapboard, and Andraé loves brick…so we’ll probably end up building some concoction one day.
That being said, we consider these trips educational from a design/architecture point of view. I can’t tell you the hours we have spent discussing our imaginary home…
In fact, it already has a name. Clinchfield Cottage < Clinchfield House < The Clinchfield Place
We live in the cottage now. At least that’s what we like to call it.
It makes our city lives sound more dignified.