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Historic Home Hit by SUV

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Lynchburg, VA - The abandoned home hit by an SUV in Lynchburg is actually a landmark.

 The house at 700 Jackson Street was built in the 19th century. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, selected for its local significance.

"It's a very good survivor of what would have been a mid-level artisan or craftsman style of dwelling," said Travis McDonald, architectural director at Poplar Forest. "It's in a section of the city that is earlier than most of the neighborhoods."

"It is a historically significant structure because it is an early Lynchburg structure," said Rachel Deddens, with the Lynchburg Museum. "Christopher Lynch, the son of John Lynch, Sr., had a brickyard there."

The home is known at the Lynch Brickyard House. It's located on land once owned by Lynchburg founder John Lynch. Lynch died before the home was built.

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