Hall-and-parlor houses are rarer here, a few hundred miles west of James, but the oldest house in my neighborhood is a brick hall-and-parlor from the 1840s or 50s. It survived because the neighborhood was platted in such a way as to place it on the back of the lot, and a big Queen Anne was built in front of it. Everyone assumed it was just the carriage house/garage....but as the local preservation society says, "Not many garages have a fireplace."
Congratulations on the new info!
The Thaddeus W. Bayless House
Built between July 1863 and January 1865, major add/reno between 1890 and 1902
Style = Mutt