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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

NRHP Reference Number 92001397

Built on 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. Interestingly for an Essex County residence, its plan is that of a side-passage Federal town house.. While there was no practical reason for this urban scheme in a rural area, 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. Located in the Occupacia-Rappahannock Rural Historic District, Linden’s grounds include 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 September 17, 2020