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005-0006 Fairview

Fairview
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2021

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/19/2009

NRHP Listing Date 06/03/2009

NRHP Reference Number 9000391

Built in 1867 by Nathan C. Taliaferro, Fairview is a well-preserved and locally unique example of the Italian Villa Style, featuring a tower, overhanging eaves, and arched windows. The house also features a complex roofline, with its tower set at a 45-degree angle to the house.  Fairview, located near the village of Lowesville in Amherst County, was an expression of Mr. Taliaferro’s personal wealth as a successful Lynchburg area businessman and farmer. After his death in 1887, the house passed through various owners, remaining in the Camden family for most of the 20th century.


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


Updated: June 16, 2021