Sparrow’s Nest, Ashburn

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This is a long overdue correction which replaces a post from 2011. Becky Shingler Anderson clarified some confusion I had about this house when I first photographed it. She wrote: This was the home of my great-grandfather, James Simon Shingler. It is not the childhood home of Betty Shingler Talmadge. Her childhood home is across the street. Sarah M. Cook added: This is the Sparrow’s Nest. It was the Shingler’s home. They owned Shingler Heights, five blocks of residential buildings and one institutional building in Ashburn, which was constructed from 1895 to 1937…Its most elaborate structure is “Sparrow’s Nest,” built by local turpentine and agriculture entrepreneur, J.S. Shingler. Many of the homes in the historic district were built by Shingler’s relatives.

Shingler Heights Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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3 responses to “Sparrow’s Nest, Ashburn

  1. i remember the cannon balls on the fence and the statues in the yard. I think they were stolen after no one lived there.

  2. Eric Kovac

    I remember this beautiful old house when I use to live in Ashburn 69-75′.love your photos, just discovered your web site, very nice

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