016-0018

Moss Neck Manor

Caroline (County)

VLR Listing Date

1998-12-10

NRHP Listing Date

1999-01-27

NHL Listing Date

NA

NRHP Reference Number

99000069
DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

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 in Caroline County is preserved with mature trees, terraced garden, and a nearly two-mile, shaded entrance drive. During the Civil War, General Stonewall Jackson used the plantation for encampment of his Confederate 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.

 

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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

Photo credit: Calder Loth/DHR, 2002

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