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11 Places Added to the
Virginia Landmarks Regiister


From Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay to caverns in the Shenandoah Valley,
11 sites approved for listing in the VLR
represent important threads
 in the tapestry of Virginia history
 from the colonial to the post-World War II eras..


Month & Year Posted Site Name
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Location
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December 2013
13 Historic Sites Added to Virginia Landmarks Register: From the brick and stone storage cellars of a 19th-century brewery along the James River near Richmond to the horse and hunt country of rural northern Virginia, the commonwealth’s history is captured in 13 sites recently listed in the VLR. Counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Henrico, Loudoun, Mecklenburg, Rockbridge, and Shenandoah, and cities of Franklin (in Southampton Co.) and Richmond
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September 2013
12 Historic Sites Added to Virginia Landmarks Register: From an iconic building once associated with a Confederate soldiers’ home to modest structures built by African Americans in mountain communities in western Virginia to the high-style mansions of Virginia’s elite, the commonwealth’s post-Civil War and early 20th-century history is represented in 12 sites listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register in September 2013. Counties of Bath, Franklin, Highland, Loudoun, Nelson, Powhatan, and the cities of Richmond and Roanoke
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June 2013
Nine Historic Sites Added to the Virginia Landmarks Register: Virginia history from the Colonial to the post-World War II eras is represented in nine sites listed in June in the Virginia Landmarks Register, the state’s official list of important historic places. Counties of Fairfax, Hanover, Orange, Prince Edward and Surry, and the cities of Norfolk, Roanoke and Winchester.
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March 2013
13 Historic Sites Added to VLR: Among the 13 historic sites approved are a farm that served as a refuge to Jews escaping Nazi Germany, an estate that is home today to a unique educational music center, and historic districts at the heart of five towns scattered from Tidewater to the Cumberland Gap Turnpike  in southwest Virginia. Multiple counties and cities.
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December 2012
16 Historic Sites Added to VLR: Among the 16 historic sites approved for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) by DHR are three buildings at the University of Richmond, a house and mill complex in Shenandoah Co., a train depot in Alexandria, and schools and a Farmville church that figured in civil rights efforts to desegregate public education in Virginia. Multiple counties and cities.
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September 2012
Nine Sites Added to VLR: Among the nine historic sites approved for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) by DHR are the building where Geo. Washington’s brother-in-law operated a store in Fredericksburg, a a historic district that arose around a ferry, mill, and tavern on the Staunton River in Halifax County, and a former railroad freight station in Roanoke that now serves as a museum. Multiple counties and cities
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June 2012
19 Historic Sites Added to VLR: Historic resources recently added to the VLR include a Shenandoah Valley farmhouse where painter “Grandma” Moses lived, a nearly forgotten Civil War-era cemetery established for blacks in Alexandria, and a log-built boat that reflects a once common construction technique for the large craft used by watermen on the Chesapeake Bay. Multiple counties and cities
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May 2012
The Anne Spencer Garden: Poet Anne Spencer was associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. The cottage garden she and her husband created behind their Lynchburg home was a special sanctuary for the Spencers. This slideshow commemorates the Spencers, their garden, and its restoration Lynchburg
Photo March 2012 Pamplin Pipe Factory: Today this site is an archaeological preserve containing the remains of several periods of clay pipe manufacture. The factory was established circa 1880, although pipe-making
 in the area likely traces back to mid-1700s.
Appomattox Co.
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Dec. 2011
The U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk was among 10 sites added to the Virginia Landmarks Register
in December 2011.
Counties of Amherst, Arlington, Bland, Fauquier, and Prince George, and cities of Hampton, Lynchburg, and Norfolk.
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April 2011
The Richmond Ironclads at Trent's Reach, James River: The Confederate Navy's Bold Gamble to Cut Off the Union Army's Supply Base at City Point, January 23-24, 1865: Civil War photographers typically used enormous glass plate negatives to capture an image. Archaeologist Taft Kiser explores these images to create fresh views of historic photographs and illustrations as he tells the story of a little-recalled battle between the Confederate and Union navies on the James River. Henrico and Chesterfield Cos.
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October 2011
Eight Sites Added to the Virginia Landmarks Register: A 1911 fire station in Roanoke, an 1859 general store in Fairfax County, and a historic district commemorating a little-known Civil War battle that spurred President Abraham Lincoln to replace his top commanding general were among the sites added in September 2011 to the VLR. Counites of Amelia, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Rockingham,
and Shenandoah,
and the cities of Petersburg and Roanoke.
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October 2011
Vale SchoolCommunity House: This 1884 schoolhouse recalls Fairfax County's rural history. In 1935, it began its long association with the Vale Home Demonstration Club. Today, it is still owned and operated by the community members. Fairfax Co.

June 2011
16 New Sites Added to the Virginia Landmarks Register: The 1766 Bryan McDonald House (Botetourt Co.) and 15 other sites in Virginia were
approved for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register in June 2011.
Accomack, Amherst,
Arlington, Botetourt,
Clarke, Fauquier,
Frederick, Louisa, Mechlenburg,
Rockingham, and Shenandoah counties,
and the cities of
Richmond, Roanoke, and Waynesboro.
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May 2011
Rippon Lodge: This former plantation and the oldest existing house in Prince William County is now restored and open to the public. Prince William Co.
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March 2011
Crenshaw House & The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia: Women's National History Month Slideshow: Predecessor to today's League of Women Voters, the Equal Suffrage League was founded in Richmond in 1909, in the Crenshaw House, located in the heart of the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, which now owns the house. Richmond
Photo March 2011 Gadsby's Tavern & Ice Well: This legendary tavern and inn was visited by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other American leaders. Here patrons could order iced refreshments and ice cream (including oyster flavor!) year round. City of Alexandria
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February 2011
Longs Chapel: This African-American Reconstruction-era chapel, built after the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, nearly vanished before restoration efforts reclaimed it just in a nick of time. Rockingham Co.
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January 2011
 Historic Henry County Courthouse: See what one community has done to preserve its historic Courthouse and Courthouse Square. Martinsville 
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December 2010
Old Thomas James Store: This is one of the oldest existing store buildings in the American South listed in the state & national registers. Mathews Co.
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October-November 2010
Fairfield Archaeological Site: Learn about the amazing history of this colonial-era plantation site. Gloucester Co.
Scrabble School Photos
July-Sept 2010
Rosenwald Schools in Virginia: Learn about Virginia's Rosenwald Schools and efforts to identify and reclaim remaining buildings. Shows schools in Louisa and
Rappahannock Cos., and
Martinsville
Flat Gap High School
June 2010
Flat Gap High School: This beautiful school was constructed of stone in Southwest Virginia. Wise Co.
Foster Falls Historic District
May 2010
Foster Falls Historic District: Located in New River Trail State Park, Foster Falls is one of southwest Virginia's "ghost towns." Wythe Co.