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004-0005 Egglestetton

Photo credit: Dell Upton/DHR, 1976

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VLR Listing Date 06/17/1975

NRHP Listing Date 03/28/1980

NRHP Reference Number 80004167

Dominated by a broad gambrel roof, Egglestetton is a quintessential example of Virginia’s rural colonial architecture and is typical of the dwellings occupied by the early gentry of the region. The interior boasts unusually fine paneled walls and other ornamental details, all in a good state of preservation. Adding to its architectural sophistication is the pairing of the windows rather than spacing them evenly across the facade. The property was owned by the Eggleston family as early as 1747; the present house was built in the 1760s for Joseph Eggleston, Jr., who served as a major in the Continental army and was later elected to Congress. An inventory taken at his death shows that Eggleston maintained a substantial library here.

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

Updated: November 4, 2021