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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

019-0057 Maple Roads

Maple Roads
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/12/2002

NRHP Listing Date 09/14/2002

NPS property number 02000999

Maple Roads was built by Captain John D. Richardson, a hero in the War of 1812, who represented Charlotte County in the General Assembly from 1809 to 1837. The house was built on land John and his wife Elizabeth Spenser bought at auction following the death of Elizabeth’s father. It was started in 1813 and reached its present form by 1821. The two-story, five-bay brick house with molded brick cornices has Federal interior woodwork including fine mantels and the remarkable survival of decorative graining and marbleizing. Two outbuildings survive, as well as a cemetery containing Richardson family graves and those of the Pettus family, who acquired the property in the 1870s.


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

Updated April 4, 2018