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005-0023 Kenmore Farm

Kenmore Farm
Photo credit: Sandi Esposito, 2014

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VLR Listing Date 12/11/2014

NRHP Listing Date 02/17/2015

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 15000012

Kenmore Farm in Amherst County was established in 1856 as a farmstead to raise livestock and crops for subsistence and market, the property features a Greek Revival-style main house. After the Civil War, from 1872 until 1889, new owner Henry Aubrey Strode operated the Kenmore University High School, a respected preparatory school that provided a practical secondary education for young men bound for studies specifically at the University of Virginia. The school was briefly re-opened by Strode’s son, Aubrey Ellis Strode, in 1896 but closed permanently in 1899. In addition to its main house, Kenmore Farm includes a collection of historic outbuildings that recall the property’s uses as an active farm and a one-time preparatory school.

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

Updated: January 6, 2022