Pleasant View

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The heart of the historic Bedford County farm known as Pleasant View is an elegant brick manor house erected circa 1840. Located between the town of Bedford and the city of Lynchburg, the house is best described as Classical Revival in style but possessing many features associated with the popular Greek Revival style of the time. Distinguishing features include front doors on both the first and second floors and paneled interior doors and jambs. It is very similar to nearby Terrace View, which is believed to have been built by close relatives of Pleasant View’s owners. Together, the houses represent the height of the domestic Classical Revival style in provincial Bedford County during the mid-19th century. Pleasant View is today the better preserved of the two houses and is one of the best-preserved historic homes in the region. The landscape surrounding the house also remains intact. Several domestic structures survive from the 19th century, including a servant’s quarters, smokehouse, and brick cistern. One of the early owners of Pleasant View, Dr. Granville Brown, is buried in the stone-walled cemetery.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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

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