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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

016-0018 Moss Neck Manor

Moss Neck Manor
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/10/1998

NRHP Listing Date 01/27/1999

NPS property number 99000069

Moss Neck Manor ranks among Virginia’s outstanding examples of Greek Revival plantation architecture. Built circa 1856 for James Parke Corbin, the five-part Palladian composition is 225 feet long – one of the longest in Virginia. The original park-like setting is preserved with mature trees, terraced garden, and a nearly two-mile, shaded entrance drive. Stonewall Jackson used the plantation for encampment of his troops during the winter of 1862-1863. In 1938, Theodore V. Houser, then a vice president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., purchased the long-neglected property and converted it into a prestigious estate.


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

Updated April 4, 2018