about The deason home

The Deason Home was quite grand for its time.  Its style is "French Raised Cottage," and the exterior is similar to the style of Mount Vernon, George Washington's home.  Heavy pine panels were beveled on all four sides to resemble blocks of masonry.  A sand finish was applied to give these panels the appearance of stone.  


The home consisted of four rooms with no interior doors.  Each room opened to the partial wrap around porch.  The kitchen was separate, recently determined to be to the right of the home.  Also located on the premises were slave quarters, a barn, a smoke house and a privy.