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009-0318 Brook Hill Farm

Brook Hill Farm
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VLR Listing Date 09/18/1996

NRHP Listing Date 06/06/1997

NRHP Reference Number 97000489

An architectural hybrid, Brook Hill Farm’s residence is distinct from the traditional architecture of the region yet references it in a number of details. The low profile and wide verandas make the house appear at once to be a product of the deep South or even Texas, drawing influence from the Bungalow/Craftsman style. The design, however, was likely produced by its original owner, Graham Webb, a woman from Tennessee, who created a dwelling specifically for her taste. Completed in 1904, the house was occupied by Mrs. Webb and her husband, Samuel. The Webbs sold the farm, called by them Rowncevilla, in 1909 to the Coleman family who erected a schoolhouse there for their children. The house remains little altered and retains noteworthy interior finishes, including inlaid floors, Greek Revival-style and Federal-style mantels, a spindle frieze, and an ornamental pressed tin ceiling.  The house contributes to Bedford County’s Bellevue Rural Historic District.

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

Updated: December 1, 2020