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004-5017 Barrett-Chumney House

Barrett-Chumney House
Photo credit: David Brown, 2010

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VLR Listing Date 09/22/2011

NRHP Listing Date 11/18/2011

NRHP Reference Number 11000832

The Barrett-Chumney House was built in 1823 by Thomas Barrett in an elegant Federal style, with stylish architectural details, as the seat of a small tobacco plantation in Amelia County. With the exception of some Greek Revival elements added during the 1860s, the Barrett-Chumney House remains little changed today and is an excellent and well-preserved example, along with its affiliated agricultural buildings, of an early plantation, originally worked by enslaved Africans and later operated as a farmstead of tenant farmers and day laborers.

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

Updated: January 27, 2022