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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

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference 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 22, 2020