Estes Farm

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Located along the Blue Ridge in western Albemarle County, the 265-acre Estes Farm represents a 19th- through 20th-century farm complex. Its historic features include a mid-19th century log dwelling; a late-19th century wood-frame main house; a large barn and small hay/tobacco barn; a corncrib; an icehouse/storage house; a kitchen/tenant house; a garage; a metal truss bridge; and family cemetery. Richard Durrett likely constructed the log house about 1840 before the Estes family purchased the land in 1846. The family built a new main dwelling, circa 1880, that utilizes Greek Revival and Italianate styles, reflecting the family’s increased status and prosperity in the post-Civil War decades—a trend in keeping with other farms in Albemarle County’s northwest, distinguishing them from farms struggling economically in eastern Albemarle. Although a two-story ell was added to the main structure in the mid-1970s, the main house retains a high level of integrity. Operating continuously for over 165 years as a farm, the Estes Farm property is associated with horse breeding at the time of its listing.

Last Updated: February 15, 2024

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

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