The Charles A. Saum Home

Location: 138 South Muhlenburg Street, Woodstock, Virginia. One door south of the Post Office, between Court and High Streets.

Built: circa 1850


12 May 1868: Henry J. Smoot and Martha C., his wife, sold to Henry E. Lacey.

3 Apr 1871: Mark Bird, Commissioner, sold to George W. Miley in a chancery suit pending between James Rush, etc. house and lot #13 of which Henry E. Lacey died seized and possessed.

11 May 1900: Philip W. Magruder, trustee executor by George W. Miley June 19, 1882, and Tirzah A. Miley, wife of George W. Miley sold to Charles A. Saum. Deed Book 22, page 44

Physical Description

This house in the residential section of Woodstock, Virginia is of interest because of the unusually large rooms throughout the house. Part of the house has been changed, but the old stairway is the original one, and is quite artistic in its simplicity and hand carved decorations.

The walls have been filled in with brick between the weatherboarding and plaster.

A large side yard in the rear was once a flower garden, now (1937) somewhat neglected.

Historical Significance

This house is said to have been one of the early homes erected in Woodstock, Virginia, as the woodwork is in keeping with that found in the other houses of the early 1800's. However, no accurate date can be traced, or any authentic information of historical significance.

Source: Virginia W.P.A. Historical Inventory Project, 1937

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