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007-0032 Sugar Loaf Farm

Sugar Loaf Farm
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 04/17/1991

NRHP Listing Date 07/09/1991

NPS property number 91000884

Named for the Sugar Loaf Mountain, a conical hill dominating the property, Sugar Loaf Farm is an impressive early 19th-century farm complex. The property was acquired by the Summers family in the 1770s. By 1830 David Summers had built the existing primary buildings—the farmhouse, the miller’s house, and the grist mill, all substantial brick structures. Together they demonstrate a high level of craftsmanship and incorporate details, such as molded brick cornices and corbeled chimneys, characteristic of the early vernacular architecture of the region. The original part of the house has a hall/parlor plan with a ca. 1870 I-house addition. The mill, the county’s only surviving brick mill, originally incorporated the principles of Oliver Evans, an 18th-century mill designer. Various other farm buildings and the sites of earlier vanished structures add to the interest of this well-tended estate.


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

Updated April 4, 2018