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000-8826 George Crossman House

George Crossman House
Photo credit: EHT Traceries, 2002

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VLR Listing Date 12/12/2002

NRHP Listing Date 05/22/2003

NRHP Reference Number 03000455

The George Crossman House, built in 1892, is a representative example of a Late Victorian vernacular farmhouse. One of the few remaining late-19th-century dwellings in the county and one of only two surviving houses that were originally part of a working dairy farm, the Crossman House is a two-story, wood-frame, T-shaped dwelling with a cross-gable roof. The exterior is clad in a combination of weatherboards and wood shingles and features an original wraparound porch with turned posts and balusters and intricate trim. The interior retains its original floor plan and features original plaster work, pocket doors, decorative wood moldings and cabinetry, stained-glass windows, a carved wooden staircase in the main entry hall, and period light and bathroom fixtures. In excellent condition, the house remained in the Crossman family for a period of 62 years and was one of Arlington’s most successful early-20th-century dairy farms. None of the outbuildings associated with the dairy farm remain.

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: July 12, 2022