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026-0031 Montrose

Photo credit: Jack Zehmer, ca 2010

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VLR Listing Date 06/16/2004

NRHP Listing Date 08/11/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04000855

The dwelling at Montrose, in Dinwiddie County, was built as a typical three-bay, dormered, one-and-one-half-story, center-hall-plan farmhouse. It retains much of its historic fabric from its inception through additions typical of the 1920s (a modern kitchen, electricity, running water, and comfortable porches), reflecting the social and economic changes that followed the Civil War and preceded the Great Depression. Originally there was a small one-bay pedimented front porch facing south and a shed-roofed back porch of unknown length. After the Civil War, the owner of Montrose moved a one-story law office to the rear porch for a kitchen and enclosed the rear porch into small rooms. He replaced the front porch with a wider one about 1890, then with a full-length porch with a shingled Bungalow-type balustrade in the 1920s. Montrose was the birthplace of the colorful Confederate general Roger Atkinson Pryor, and served as the home of the locally prominent Baskerville family.

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

Updated: February 7, 2022