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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

004-5017 Barrett-Chumney House

Barrett-Chumney House
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/22/2011

NRHP Listing Date 11/18/2011

NPS property number 11000832

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


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

Updated April 4, 2018