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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

015-0005 Green Hill

Green Hill
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/09/1969

NRHP Listing Date 11/12/1969

NPS property number 69000226

Few plantation complexes in Virginia offer such a wide diversity of outbuildings and farm structures and provide such a complete picture of rural life and agricultural practices in the early 19th century. Among the surviving outbuildings are a duck house, icehouse, kitchen, laundry, and servants’ house, as well as several farm structures, built of wood, brick, and stone. The nucleus of the complex is a two-story brick dwelling somewhat plain on the exterior but trimmed with ambitious regionally interpreted Federal woodwork inside. The architectural chimneypiece in the dining room is exceptional. Linking the house and outbuildings is a rare surviving network of stone walkways. Green Hill was established ca. 1800 by Samuel Pannill, who served in the General Assembly as well as on the Board of Public Works and as president of the Roanoke Navigation Company.


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

Updated August 7, 2018