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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

028-0024 Linden

Linden
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VLR Listing Date 12/11/1991

NRHP Listing Date 10/15/1992

NPS property number 92001397

Built in an unusually generous scale, Linden was completed ca. 1825 for Lewis Brown who inherited this inland farm from his father, Merriday Brown, a watchmaker and planter. With its three-bay, side-hall plan, the house is an interesting adaptation of the Federal town house form for a country residence. While there was no practical reason for this scheme in a rural areas, it nevertheless was employed intermittently for farm houses during the Federal period. The house has fine quality brickwork and retains much of its early woodwork, including mantels, staircases, and pine flooring. The name of the property was probably derived from the large, now very old, Linden trees that stand directly in front of the house. On the grounds is an early graveyard and remnants of a terraced garden.


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

Updated April 4, 2018