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002-0844 Ramsay

Photo credit: Sarah Edwards, 2004

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/01/2004

NRHP Listing Date 03/10/2005

NRHP Reference Number 05000135

The 78-plus acres of Ramsay features a Classical Revival-style, two-story frame main house constructed around 1900. In addition to the house, there are 15 other contributing resources on the property. In 1937, 1947, and again in the 1950s, Charlottesville architect Milton L. Grigg sympathetically remodeled the house. Ramsay is also associated with the locally prominent Langhorne and Gibson families and was the retirement home of “Gibson Girl” Irene Langhorne Gibson.  The western Albemarle County property contributes to the Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District.

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

Updated: August 26, 2021