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005-0002 Brick House

Brick House
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2016

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VLR Listing Date 12/07/2005

NRHP Listing Date 02/01/2006

NRHP Reference Number 05001620

The Brick (or Garland) House, in Clifford, in Amherst County, is a large, well-preserved, Federal-style residence built circa 1803 by David Shepherd Garland, a prominent citizen, who served as a delegate and senator in the Virginia legislature as well as a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. Often referred to as “King David’s Palace” in recognition of Garland’s wealth and the building’s size, the Brick House was constructed when the town of Clifford—settled by Scottish immigrants as New Glasgow in the mid-18th-century—was the county seat of Amherst and a stop on the stage coach route between Charlottesville and Lynchburg.

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

Updated: June 15, 2021