What stories this window could tell, with its view from the front parlor of Belvedere Plantation to the Rappahannock River beyond!
This 245 year old dwelling is now home to the Fulks family, and their children grew up here. A complete history of the plantation can be found on their website (Belvedere Plantation.com).
Since the late 1700s, the window has seen the clamor of our American Revolution just steps away in Washington City. Likely the Civil War came right to the little lane outside this window, as the capitol of the Confederacy was just miles away in Richmond, Virginia.
Now, it seems strange to have the back of the home situated to the main road, but it was not always so. The river would have been the ‘main road’ when the home was built. And so, the front door and the parlor window look quietly out on the wooded river bank for any possible callers.