Mrs. Raleigh Rader Home

Location: Three fourths of a block north of the Court House on Main Street, Woodstock, Virginia.

Built: 1817


1816 - 1817: George B. Meek

1817: Abraham Hoffman

1817 - 1830: William W. Payne

1830 - 1839: Samuel Ott

1839 - 1845: Daniel Burner

1845 - 1862: John Keller

1862 - 1891: George M. Borum

1891: George W. Setzen

From 1891 until his death, Jacob B. Keller was the owner of this house. Keller died without a will, so his property went to his daughter, Mrs. Raleigh Rader, who owned it in 1937.

Physical Description

This house is a small two-story structure of early American architecture. It was built of logs and hand made nails were used. Some of the rooms have been modernized, hardwood floors replacing the broad pine floors, but most of the rooms retain the pine double cross doors and broad pine floors. The ceilings are very low.

Historical Significance

This house was built some time in 1817 or 1818 by William W. Payne. It was some time between 1845 and 1862, when John Keller owned it, that it was used as a hatter's shop. He made all kinds of hats, from top hats down.

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

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Created November 12 2001