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011-0058 George Washington Rader House

George Washington Rader House
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2006

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VLR Listing Date 06/19/2014

NRHP Listing Date 08/25/2014

NRHP Reference Number 14000525

The George Washington Rader House in Botetourt County reflects changing construction methods and materials, and architectural trends found in rural western Virginia during the 19th and early-20th centuries. Its earliest portion, a two-story log dwelling, was built before 1820. Around 1830, a brick addition nearly tripled the size of the original residence. In the early-20th century a one-story rear addition provided space for a kitchen and bathroom. These three parts of the house—of log, brick, and frame—reveal the evolution of a prominent family’s residence. The George Washington Rader House property also contains a collection of agricultural buildings representing more than a century of family farming.

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

Updated: August 3, 2022