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003-0348 Rosedale Historic District

Rosedale Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/03/1997

NRHP Listing Date 06/26/1998

NPS property number 98000738

Rosedale Historic District located west of Jackson River and just across the river from the city of Covington, takes its name from Rose Dale, the antebellum plantation seat of Thompson McAllister who built his two-and-a-half-story brick residence with Greek Revival and Italianate stylistic features about 1857. In 1899, Thompson’s son Abraham Addams McAllister sold land for a mill site to the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, at the same time that he sold house lots adjoining Rose Dale mansion. Thereafter the Rosedale neighborhood grew to include elaborate turnof-the-century Queen Anne style residences, and later more modest homes built from the 1910s through the 1940s in Craftsman, Colonial Revival, and Tudor Revival styles. The 45-acre district includes Rosedale bridge across the Jackson River, and the bottom land field of the Rose Dale Market Farm.


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

Updated April 4, 2018