Poplar Forest ca. 1900
This photograph of Poplar Forest taken around 1900 exhibits the substantial changes made to the structure after the Bedford County villa was sold in 1828 to neighboring farmer William Cobbs. The house was renovated in the 1830s, and rebuilt again after a fire in 1845 destroyed the roof and the interior. Exterior changes were made to the roof and to every side of the octagonal house.