This building is unique in that it was built purely for commercial purposes in the 18th century (ca. 1750). It was most likely first used as a tavern - and then in 1921 it was purchased by Robert Farish and used as a print shop. more.
I really didn't know who Gari Melchers (image left, credit: Wikipedia) was until I visited his Belmont Estate in Falmouth, Virginia - a stone's throw off Highway 17 (Warrenton Road) just across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg. more.