Rappahannock News



He has undertaken the renovation of the old Mattie Ball Fletcher house at Main and Calvert Streets in Washington — a major project and his clients are his parents, Charles and Carroll Kevis.

The Mattie Ball Fletcher house was built in the mid-1700s and is a fascinatin­g antiquity.

The house has been home to a number of notables. Daniel Mason, the local magistrate, resided there during its manifestat­ion as a jail through the Civil War.

At the turn of the century, the house served as the town’s rst telephone o ce.

Shortly therea er, it was totally renovated and became known as the Peyton House, an antiques showroom.

The Peyton House’s last resident was Martha Ball Buckner Fletcher, who at the time of her passing in 1996 at age 107 was the oldest descendant of Martha Washington.

The spirit of Mattie Ball Fletcher lives on in the old house, and the Kevis family will nd pleasure there, recalling the lives of those who lived there before them.

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