Log cabin with stone chimney, resdience of former enslaved George Gilmoew
Original Author: Jenn Glass
Created: 2019
Medium: Digital photograph

Cabin Belonging to a Former Enslaved Worker and His Family

This modern photograph shows the restored Gilmore cabin, the log residence built in 1873 that served as the home of George Gilmore, a former enslaved worker at Montpelier, his wife, Polly, and their three children. After emancipation Gilmore worked as a tenant farmer, but in 1901 he purchased the cabin as well as 16.1 acres of land for $560.