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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

021-0188 Huntingdon

Huntingdon
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VLR Listing Date 09/19/1978

NRHP Listing Date 05/25/1979

NPS property number 79003035

Originally called The Meadow, Huntingdon is characterized by rolling pastures bordered with the region’s distinctive stone walls. The commodious, formally proportioned, limestone farmhouse was erected in 1830 by John Evelyn Page, third son of John and Maria Horsmanden Byrd Page. Page’s parents moved to the area in 1784, during the generation-long migration by members of landed Tidewater families to property held in the state’s northern counties. Both the original five-bay house and the single-pile ell added ca. 1840, remain unaltered from their time of construction, preserving original, late-Federal woodwork. The farm, as well as the entire area, was the scene of considerable Civil War activity from 1826 to 1864. Union troops burned Huntingdon’s large barn in 1862 but the house escaped damage. An original smokehouse and ice pit remain on the property.


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

Updated July 10, 2018