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018-0059 Dogham

Photo credit: David Edwards/DHR, 1989

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VLR Listing Date 06/16/1999

NRHP Listing Date 10/01/1999

NRHP Reference Number 99001200

Dogham, on the north bank of the James River in Charles City County, has been farmed since the mid-17th-century by the interrelated Royall, Isham, and Harrison families. While the house on the site reached its present form in two main phases in the 19th and 20th centuries, its framing contains a group of anomalies that probably indicate construction of a considerably earlier date. Dogham’s classic Virginia-form dormers, end chimneys, and white weatherboards, repeated in its several building phases well symbolize its long history. The Dogham property (historically also known as Doggams) includes a number of farm buildings, a cemetery, and a brick-making site that operated in the second quarter of the 19th century.

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

Updated: July 18, 2022