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002-0066 Red Hills

Red Hills
Photo credit: DHR, ca 1999

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/03/1997

NRHP Listing Date 02/13/1998

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 98000047

Red Hills, a striking Federal-style farmhouse built in 1797, served as the home for Dr. Francis Carr and his family. The unusual double “L” addition in the rear, and fine interior enhancements executed by well-known 20th-century architect Milton L. Grigg, presents a unique and stylish frame residence in rural Albemarle County. The property sold out of the Carr family in the 1880s to Adolph Russow, the first superintendent of the Monticello Wine Company. The company was the first large-scale commercial winery in pre-prohibition Virginia. Though unclear, it appears that Russow worked for the Carr family in their vineyard prior to his purchase of the property. The Red Hills property was nominated for its architectural significance and association with the Carr and Russow families.

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

Updated: December 24, 2022