The Banks House
— Pamplin Historical Park —The building before you is a rare example of an original slave quarter. Milled lumber and the exclusive use of cut nails suggests that it was built around 1840 to provide two slave families with a workroom and an overhead loft for storage or sleeping. The Banks House quarter featured a weather-proof shingle roof and a tight plank floor, and was elevated for ventilation and ease of cleaning underneath. Two windows incorporated into each apartment allowed for sufficient air and light.
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|Placed By||Pamplin Historical Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 8:28am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 281153 N 4119030|
|Decimal Degrees||37.19210000, -77.46561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 11.526', W 77° 27.937'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 11' 31.56" N, 77° 27' 56.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 25402 Hofheimer Way, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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