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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

026-0090 Rose Bower

Rose Bower
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/11/1990

NRHP Listing Date 02/05/1991

NPS property number 91000020

Constructed between 1818 and 1826 Rose Bower’s dwelling house is the nucleus of an early 19th-century plantation that has been continuously owned and farmed by one family, the Roses. Some of the crops grown historically at Rose Bower: tobacco, corn, cotton, peanuts, hay, and wheat continue to be grown there today. The complex of outbuildings and farm buildings represents a continuum of domestic and agricultural activity. The house itself, though plain outside, has undergone few alterations. The exterior is still clad with original beaded weatherboards. The interior has a hall/parlor plan with an enclosed stair. The parlor is embellished with an interesting provincial Federal chimneypiece and a rare built-in china cabinet with original glass doors. Some of the woodwork preserves original grained and marbleized decorative painting.


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

Updated April 4, 2018