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007-0070 Henry Miller House

Henry Miller House
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VLR Listing Date 02/21/1978

NRHP Listing Date 05/23/1979

NPS property number 79003029

On a hillside site next to the county road, this late 18th-century limestone farmhouse, one of the earliest large houses in the region, was erected for Henry Miller, a local iron manufacturer. Miller’s nearby Mossy Creek furnace produced a wide range of household utensils and supplied cannonballs and arms during the Revolutionary War. His house reflects the amalgamation of British and Germanic building traditions that occurred in the region toward the end of the century. The stonework and floor plan are Germanic in style, while the general outline of the house and the placement of the chimney on the end of the house show a Georgian influence. A brick wing was added to the building’s west end in the early 19th century. Most of the robust original woodwork of the older section survives.


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

Updated November 8, 2018