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003-5006 Luke's Mountain Historic District

Luke's Mountain Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

NRHP Listing Date 06/26/1998

NPS property number 98000737

Luke’s Mountain Historic District comprises a cluster of historic estates located on the sides and summit of Luke’s Mountain, overlooking the Jackson River and the city of Covington to the east. In 1917 William A. Luke, Sr., general manager of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company plant in Covington, began purchase of land on the mountain. His Craftsman-influenced home, Pen-Y-Bryn, was designed by Roanoke architect Edward G. Frye and completed in 1919. The family’s second mansion on the mountain, Glencairn, a Tudor Revival-style residence, was designed by the Roanoke firm of Eubank and Caldwell and completed in 1929. In 1937 the Roanoke firm of Smythy and Boynton completed the family’s third mansion, Homewood, in the Colonial Revival style. The 100-acre district includes contributing secondary resources such as barns, garages, a log playhouse, and a bathhouse.


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

Updated April 4, 2018