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008-0004 Hidden Valley (Warwickton)

Hidden Valley (Warwickton)
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/21/1969

NRHP Listing Date 02/26/1970

NPS property number 70000784

This formal Greek Revival mansion, its facade dominated by an Ionic portico, takes its name from its matchless setting in a narrow, remote valley of the Allegheny Mountains through which the Jackson River flows. The house, originally called Warwickton, was built ca. 1857 for Judge James Warwick, grandson of Jacob Warwick, an early settler of Bath County. Most of the polished academic detailing was adapted from designs in Asher Benjamin’s The Practical House Carpenter (1830), thus illustrating how builders, even in the farther reaches of the South, made use of this popular Boston pattern book. In 1965 the house and surrounding lands were acquired by the U.S. Forest Service. The house has since been leased and privately restored as an inn.


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

Updated August 14, 2019