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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

008-0135 The Yard

The Yard
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VLR Listing Date 09/06/2006

NRHP Listing Date 02/13/2007

NPS property number 07000050

The Yard was the home of the Ingalls family, who developed The Homestead resort and the Hot Springs area into a world-renowned resort through their leadership of the Virginia Hot Springs Company. The extension of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad to the area in the 1890s made travel to The Homestead available for more people. The company capitalized on this influx of visitors by selling lots for summer cottages near the resort. The Yard, built in 1925, is a Tudor Revival house that represents this new period of affluence in Bath County, and also represents a break from the traditional Virginia resort architecture. Designed by C.W. Short, Jr. of the prominent Cincinnati architectural firm of Matthews and Denison, the house and its style, often associated with genteel country living, were masterfully adapted to suit the informal sporting lifestyle of the owners as well as the climate of Bath County. The site also retains original gateposts at the entrance, a foxhound kennel, and a chauffeur’s shed.


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

Updated October 1, 2018