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Richmond couple buys 1740s Dinwiddie plantation at auction

 


DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — There's no telling who the initials WWH belong to, or when they were neatly etched into the glass pane in the window overlooking the side porch at Mansfield, the circa 1740s Dinwiddie County home of Neil Nordheim and his wife, Joanna Gragnani.

But they aren't the only set of window initials found around the old house. Loopy cursive E's — maybe? — scroll across one kitchen window. In another, E's — or maybe G's — can be found in a pane near the top.

Nordheim and Gragnani purchased Mansfield at an auction in December. The property, a stone's throw as the crow f...



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