Last winter I had what I boldly claimed was the world's hardest antebellum building trivia. I don't think I was wrong on that. Here's one to rival it, however. What's the building at right and where is it?
Once we get this answered and maybe one other one, I am going to talk about a letter that I read last summer, which referenced three buildings -- including this one -- that I used to find a haunted place. (At least a metaphorically haunted place -- maybe an actually haunted place. We'll need to ask the neighbors of this building to find out for sure.) I'm sure I'm not making this question too easy by saying that I read the letter as part of my work on the Nat Turner rebellion trials. This building is rather remotely -- in fact quite remotely -- related to the Turner trials. It just so happens that I learned about this building as I was researching the Turner trials. For the letter was talking about an episode of brutal violence that took place in the wake of the Turner rebellion quite near this building. And so this building is a reference point in that letter that I was able to use to locate the place where a man (a slave, I think) was shot, beheaded, and then where his body was dumped. Shades of Black Head Signpost Road, obviously.
As of July 18, 2013 by paper on the Nat Turner rebellion is up on ssrn.