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007-0276 Long Glade Farm

Long Glade Farm
Photo credit: David Edwards/DHR, 2022

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VLR Listing Date 10/18/1995

NRHP Listing Date 01/22/1996

NRHP Reference Number 95001560

In the heart of Augusta County’s idyllic countryside, Long Glade Farm boasts a finely-preserved antebellum complex, the main feature of which is a brick dwelling built in 1848-52 for William Howell. A traditional Shenandoah Valley I-house with an original ell, the house has a stretcher-bond brick fa├žade and the typical molded brick cornice. The front porch and interior woodwork are countrified versions of Greek Revival details extracted from architectural pattern books. Early graining remains on the hall woodwork. Near the house on Long Glade Farm are two original outbuildings, a brick meat house and a two-story brick servants’ house. An assortment of farm buildings, including a large late-19th-century bank barn complete the assemblage. In 1972 Long Glade was purchased by Georgia S. Vance, a nationally recognized authority on dried flower arrangements. The Long Glade Farm’s extensive flower garden is Mrs. Vance’s creation.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Updated: May 31, 2022